Positive cases continue to rise with 213 cases confirmed

Positive cases continue to rise with 213 cases confirmed

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

18 June, 2020

The country has recorded the highest number of infections with 213 positive cases confirmed in the last 24 hours from a total of 6,024 samples tested. This now brings the number to 4,257.

From today’s numbers,  198 are Kenyans, 15 foreign nationals with 151 of them being males and 62 females. The age range is 1 year old for the youngest and the oldest is 73 years.

The counties affected are Nairobi with 136, Mombasa 32, Kajiado 13, Kiambu 7, Busia 5, Nakuru 4, Machakos 4, Garissa 3, Isiolo 3, Taita Taveta 2 and Migori, Kitui, Narok and Embu each recording 1 case each.

In Nairobi, 36 are from Dagoretti North, Westlands 25, Kamukunji 17, Kibra 13, Makadara 11, Starehe 8, Lang’ata 9, Kasarani 6, Embakasi East 4, Embakasi North 3, Ruaraka 3 and  Embakasi Central 1. In Mombasa, 20 are from Mvita, Likoni and Kisauni 5 each and Changamwe 1.

In Kajiado, 7 cases are from Kajiado Central, 5 from Kajiado North and 1 in Kajiado West. In Kiambu 4 are from Ruiru, 2 from Kiambu Town and 1 in Lari. The cases in Busia are from Teso North with 3 and Teso South 2. In Nakuru, 2 are from Naivasha and 1 from Gilgil the in Machakos, 2 are from Athi River and 2 from Machakos Town.

In Garissa, 2 are from Daadab and 1 from Garissa township. Isiolo’s cases are from Isiolo Town, Taita Taveta’s cases are in Voi, Kitui’s case is from Kitui South, Migori’s case is from Suna East, Narok’s case is from Narok North and the case in Embu is from Manyatta.

The CAS also announced that 106 people have been discharged from hospital raising the number of recoveries to 1,459. However, 10 people have lost their lives, this being the highest number of deaths recorded in a single day, bringing the number of fatalities to 117.