688 more test positive for Coronavirus now 12750 in Kenya – Health CS Mutahi Kagwe

✔️Today, 688 people have tested positive from a sample size of 4,522. ✔️Cumulative positives are now 12,750.
✔️425 are males and 263 are females.
✔️Cumulative samples tested so far is 238,163.
✔️the youngest is 7 months old and the oldest is 95 years

Today we have also discharged 457 people, 56 from hospitals and 401 from home based care, bringing our cumulative recoveries to 4,440.

Sadly, we lost 3 patients to the virus bringing the total deaths so far to 225.

The 688 cases are distributed in the counties of;
Nairobi 537,
Kiambu 59,
Machakos 20,
Mombasa 18,
Busia 15,
Kajiado 14,
Kilifi 5,
Laikipia 5,
Meru 4,
Tana River 2,
Uasin Gishu 2,
Nakuru 2,
Bungoma 1,
Isiolo 1,
Makueni 1,
Migori 1,
Narok 1.

In Nairobi, the 537 cases are in; Langata 120, Westlands 74, Starehe 64, Dagoretti North 61, Embakasi East 51, Kibra 28, Embakasi West 23, Makadara 20, Kamukunji 19, Ruaraka 17, Roysambu 15, Kasarani 14, Embakasi Central and Embakasi South 12 cases each & Embakasi North 7.

Kiambu, has 59 cases in; Kiambaa, 11, Gatundu South 9, Githunguri 8, Kabete 7, Kiambu Town & Ruiru 6 cases each, Kikuyu 4 & Juja 3.

Machakos, has 20 cases in Athi River 16, Machakos Town 3 & Kangundo 1.

*Busia, has 15 cases in Teso South 10, Matayos 3 & Teso North 2.

*Kajiado, 14 cases are in Kajiado North 8 & Kajiado East 6.

*Kilifi, has 5 cases in Rabai.

*Laikipia, 5 cases in Laikipia East.

*Meru, 4 cases in Igembe Central 3 & Imenti North 1.

*Tana River has 2 cases in Galole.
*Uasin Gishu, 2 cases in Ainabkoi & Moiben.
*Nakuru, 2 cases in Naivasha
*Bungoma 1 case in Bumula *Isiolo 1 case in Isiolo Town, *Makueni 1 case in Kibwezi East
*Migori 1 case in Suna West.
*Narok 1 case in Narok West.

CS Health Mutahi Kagwe today visited Embu to asses the county’s preparedness to handle COVID-19. Embu county has so far recorded 2 cases that have recovered and at the moment 21 poeple are in quarantine.

“l am very encouraged by the level of preparedness in all the counties. I commend Embu County Government for establishing 404 beds in readiness for management of COVID-19 cases, and another 18 ICU beds for those who may need critical care;” CS Mutahi Kagwe.

Nairobi is still leading with 7,298 cases, followed by Mombasa with 1,812 and Kiambu is third with 725. Tana River now becomes the latest county to record a case bringing to 44 the total number of counties so far affected.

Embu County is at number 39 out of the 44 Counties that have recorded a case with 2 cases. It is your duty to jealously safeguard this great county from getting any more infections; CS Mutahi Kagwe advised.

I will not tire in reminding you of the basic containment measures. Namely: washing your hands with soap and running water, maintaining social and physical distance, wearing of face masks at all times when in public places & avoid all forms of gatherings; CS Mutahi Kagwe.

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