278 more test positive for Coronavirus in Kenya now 8528 – Health CS Mutahi Kagwe

We have 278 people that have tested positive from 3,053 samples run over the last 24 hours. This now brings the total number of case load in the country to 8,528, from a total of 196,508 samples tested so far.

We are now dealing with a virus that is well established at the community level. All counties, except 5, have reported cases of COVID-19.

Today 89 patients have been discharged from various hospitals, bringing to 2,593 the total number of recoveries. I want to thank our healthcare workers for their dedication and commitment to duty; CS Mutahi Kagwe.

We have lost two (2) patients to the disease, bringing our fatality to 169. Our heartfelt condolences to the families and friends who have lost their loved ones.

In a summary the COVID-19 UPDATE
✔️3,053 samples tested in the past 24 hours
✔️196508 samples tested so far
✔️278 new positive cases today
✔️8,528 Total confirmed cases
✔️89 recoveries today
✔️2,593 Total discharged and recovered
✔️2 fatalities today
✔️169 Total fatalities

The total number of infections in Makueni county places it at number 12 overall. So far 299 samples have been tested from the country, out of which, 44 have been confirmed positive.

I want to thank all the healthcare workers for putting their lives at risk, as they manage our patients; There can never be a higher level of individual sacrifice than this; CS Health Mutahi Kagwe.

Currently, 257 healthcare workers have fallen victim to this virus. 4 out this number are from Makueni County.

The County Government of Makueni has achieved the 300 bed isolation capacity in line with the directive by the President.

Alongside this, isolation facility capacity are (2) ICU and 20 HDU beds, plus (2) quarantine facilities as part of the county preparedness. I want to congratulate you for this achievement; CS Mutahi Kagwe.

Out of the positive cases 266 are Kenyans while 12 are foreigners, with 194 being males, and 84 females. The youngest is a four-year child, while the oldest is 72.

The 278 positive cases are distributed in counties as follows;
➡️Nairobi 131,
➡️Kiambu 32,
➡️Busia, 29,
➡️Migori 23,
➡️Machakos 20,
➡️Kajiado 13,
➡️Taita Taveta 8,
➡️Vihiga 7,
➡️Mombasa 5,
➡️Nakuru 4,
➡️Isiolo 2,
➡️Makueni 2,
➡️Meru 1,
➡️Kisii 1.

In Nairobi, the 131 cases are in; Dagoretti North 34, Kibra (22), Ruaraka 14, Langata 13, Westlands 10, Kasarani (9), Embakasi East & Embakasi South (7) cases each, Makadara (5), Emabakasi West & Roysambu (3) cases each, Starehe (2), Embakasi West & Mathare one (1), case each.

In Kiambu the 32 cases are in Thika (7), Kabete, Kiambu, and Kikuyu (5) cases each, Kiambaa (4), Juja (3), Githunguri, Lari and Ruiru one (1) case each.

In Busia, the 29 cases are in Teso South (14) Teso North (8) and Matayos (7).

In Migori, the 23 cases are in; Suna East (12), Kuria West (5), Kuria East (4), and Nyatike (2).

In Machakos, the 20 cases are in Athi River (9), Machakos (5), Matungulu (3), Kathiani, Yatta, and Kangundo one (1), case each.

In Kajiado, the 13 cases are in; Loitokotok (8), Kajiodo East (3), and Kajiado North (2).

Taita Taveta the 8 cases are in Voi.

Vihiga, the (7) cases are in Vihiga. In Mombasa, all the (5) cases are in Mvita, while in Nakuru, the (4) cases are in Naivasha.

In Makueni, the (2) cases are in Wote and in Isiolo, the (2) cases are in Isiolo Town.

In Kisii one (1) case is in Kitutu Chache South and in Meru the one (1) case is in Imenti North.

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