Today, 176 people have tested positive for the disease from 2,419 samples tested in the last 24 hours.
This now brings to 6,366 the total case load in the country, out of 169,836 samples so far tested. All the 176 are Kenyans with 100 males, and 76 females. The youngest is a three year old child, while the oldest is 78.
The cases are distributed in the counties as follows; Nairobi 99, Mombasa 20, Kiambu 17, Migoiri 13, Uasin Gishu 10, Kajiado 4, Busia 4, Kilifi 3, Makueni 2, Machakos, Narok, Kisumu, and Kakamega have one case each.
Distribution of cases by sub counties; Nairobi, Dagoretti North 24, Starehe 16, Westlands, 15. Embakasi East 13, Kibra (7), Makadara (5), Kasarani (4), Langata, (3), Embakasi Central (2), Dagoretti North, Embakasi South, Mathare and Roysambu have one (1) case each.
Mombasa,cases are in;
Mvita (7), Kisauni (5), Changamwe (5), Jomvu (2), and Likoni (1) case. In Kiambu, the 17 cases are in; Kiambaa (7), Kikuyu (5), Ruiru (3), Juja & Thika one (1) case each.
In Migori, the 13 cases are in Kuria West (11) and Suna East (2).
Uasin Gishu, cases are in Ainabkoi (7) and Turbo (3).
In Kajiado, the cases are in Kajiado East (2) and Kajiado North (2).
In Busia, the cases are in Matayos (2) & Teso North (2)
Kilifi cases are in Kilifi North (2) and Magarini (1).
In Makueni, the (2) cases are in Kibwezi West.
Machakos case is in Athi River.
Narok case is in Narok West, Kisumu case is in Kisumu Central & Kakamega case is in Malava.
Today we have discharged 26 patients from various hospitals, bringing to 2,039 the total number of recoveries.
Our appreciation goes to our dedicated healthcare workers for this achievement. On a sad note we have lost 4 more patients to the disease, bringing our fatality to 148.
We have observed that COVID-19 disease can be severe in people with other underlying conditions. Some of these comorbidities, such as diabetes, cancer, TB, hypertension, HIV, have been part of the overall health promotion strategy of MOH_Kenya.