Kenya’s Covid-19 deaths hit triple figures

Kenya’s Covid-19 deaths hit triple figures

The Chief Administrative Secretary (CAS) for Health, Dr. Rashid Aman | Courtesy of Ministry of Health

13 June, 2020

The ministry today announced that 4 more people have lost their lives due to the infection raising the number of deaths to 100. The health CAS, Dr. Rashid Aman iterated that the number of deaths and infections  point to importance of observing the containment measures to limit the numbers from growing and contain the spread.

He reported that in the last 24 hours, a total sample of 3,503 samples have been tested and out of these, 152 people tested positive for the virus. This now brings the total number of infections to 3,457.

All of the cases are of Kenyans with 116 being males and 36 females. The age distribution is between 2 years for the youngest and 65 years for the oldest. The case are from Nairobi with 70, Mombasa 41, Busia 16, Kiambu 9, Kajiado 4, Mchakos 3, Migori 3, Kisumu 2,  while Taita Taveta, Narok, Uasin Gishu and Nakuru all having 1 case.

Within Nairobi, 21 of the cases are from Embakasi South, 9 from Starehe, 6 from Makadara, 6 from Kamukunji, 5 from Kibra,  Mathare 4, Dagoretti North and Embakasi West 3 each, Embakasi East, Roysambu, Lang’ata,  Kasarani and Westlands 2 cases each and Dagoretti South, Embakasi Central and Embakasi North each having 1 case each.

In Mombasa, 14 are from Nyali,  Mvita 1o, Likoni 7, Kisauni 6 and Changamwe 4 cases. All cases in Busia are truck drivers from Malaba point of entry. In Kiambu, Ruiru has 6 cases, Thika 2 and Kikuyu 1 case. Kajiado has 4 cases from Kajiado Central and Loitoktok  2 cases.

In Machakos, 2 cases are from Athi River and 1 in Mwala while in Migori, 2 cases are from Suna West and 1 in Suna East. In Kisumu, 1 case is from Kisumu Central and 1 in Kisumu East while the case in Uasin Gishu is a truck driver from Turbo. In Narok, the case is from Narok East, in Nakuru from Nakuru West while in Taita Taveta the case is from Voi.

The CAS also announced that 57 people have been discharged within the same period bringing recoveries up to 1,221.