Kenya records highest number of infections with 1,068 confirmed cases

Kenya records highest number of infections with 1,068 confirmed cases

Health Chief Administrative Secretary Dr.Rashid Aman | Courtesy of Ministry of Health

22 October, 2020

The highest number of infections has been recorded in the country with 1,068 people testing positive for Covid-19 in the last 24 hours from a total of 7,556 samples tested. This now brings the total infections in the country to 47,212. From today’s cases, 666 are males and 402 females with the youngest being 6 months and oldest being 96 years.

The cases are distributed in Nairobi with 305, Nakuru 137, Mombasa 74, Kisumu 60, Kericho 58, Nandi 48, Uasin Gishu 48, Kakamega 47, Kilifi 34, Kisii 28, Laikipia 26, Turkana 22, Meru 20, kajiado 18, Kiambu 18, Garissa 15, Busia 14, Machakos 14, West Pokot 12, Murang’a 9, Migori 9, Bomet 6, Isiolo 6, Nyamira 6, Siaya 5, Narok 4, Nyeri 4, Wajir 4, Bungoma 3, Trans Nzoia 3, Kirinyaga 3, Baringo 3 with  Elgeyo Marakwet, Lamu, Nyandarua, taita Taveta and Embu recording 1 each.

In Nairobi, 34 are from Langa’ta, 31 Westlands, 30 Dagoretti North, 25 each from Kasarani and Makadara, 19 each from Embakasi East and Embakasi South, Kibra 18, 14 each from Dagoretti South and Embakasi West, 12 each from Kamukunji, Ruaraka and Starehe, 11 each from Mathare and Roysambu, 10 from Embakasi and 8 from Embakasi Central. In Nakuru, 65 are from Nakuru East, 22 from Nakuru West, 21 Nakuru North, Rongai 11, Naivasha 9, Gilgil 7 and 1 each from Kuresoi North and Njoro. In Mombasa, 45 are from Mvita, Kisauni 11, Nyali 8, Likoni 5, Jomvu 3 and Changamwe 2. In Kisumu, 40 are from Kisumu Central, Nyando 7, Nyakach 6, Kisumu West 4 and Kisumu East 3. In Kericho, 44 are fom Ainamoi, 12 from Belgut and 1 each from Bureti and Kipkelion. In Nandi, 42 are from Emgwen, 4 are from Chesumei and 1 each from Aldai Mosop.

In Uasin Gishu, 21 are from Turbo, 14 from Ainabkoi, 6 from kesses, 4 from Kapseret and 3 from Soy. In Kakamega, 20 are from Lurambi, 14 from Mumias West, 6 from Malava, 4from Mumias East, 2 from Kwhisero and 1 from Matungu. In Kilifi, 18 are from Magarini, Malindi 13 and 3 from Kilifi North. In Kisii, 22 are from Kitutu Chache South, 5 from Nyaribari Chache 5 and Bonchari 1. In Lakipia, 21 are from  Laikipia East and 5 from Laikipia West. In Turkana, 16 are from Turkana Central, 5 from Turkana South and 1 from Turkana West. In Meru, 13 are from Imenti North, 2 from Igembe North and 1 each from Tigana West, Tigania East, Imenti South, Igembe North and Buuri. In Kajiado, 11 are from Kajiado Central and 7 from Kajiado North. In Kiambu, 4 are from Ruiru 3 each from Kiambaa, Kikuyu and Thika, 2 each from Juja and Kiambu Town and 1 from Githunguri.

In Garissa, 9 are from Dadaab, 5 from Fafi and 1 from Garissa Town while in Busia there are 7 each from Matayos and Teso North. In Machakos all cases are from Athi RIver while all cases in West Pokot are from West Pokot. In Murang’a 7 are from Kandara and 2 from Kiharu while in Migori, 5 are from Suna East and 4 from Suna West. In Bomet, all cases are from Busia East while the cases in Isiolo are from Isiolo Town. All cases in Nyamira are from Nyamira Town while the cases in Siaya are from Rarieda with 3 and 1 each from Bondo and Alego Usonga. In Narok, all cases are from Narok North and the cases in Nyeri are from Nyeri Central. The cases in Wajir are from Wajir East with 3 and Wajir South 1. In Bungoma the cases are from Kandunyi while the cases in Trans Nzoia are from Saboti with 2 and Kwanza 1.

All cases in Kirinyaga are from Kirinyaga Central while in Baringo, 2 are from Baringo North and 1 from Baringo Central. Elgeyo Marakwet’s case is from Keiyo South, Lamu’s case from Lamu West, Nyandarua’s case from Kinangop, Taita Taveta’s case from Wundanyi and Embu’s case from Manyatta.

The ministry also announced 290 people have recovered from the disease bringing recoveries to 33,050 while another 12 have succumbed bringing fatalities to 870