606 more test positive for Covid-19 now 18581- Health CS Mutahi Kagwe

Turning to our COVID-19 statistics, today 606 people have tested positive from 4,888 samples tested in the last 24 hours. This now brings to 18,581 the number of positive cases pushing our cumulative tests to 284,500.

From the cases 583 are Kenyans while 23 are foreigners, and 409 are males and 197 females. The youngest case is a four month old infant, while the oldest is 85.Ministry of Health CS Mutahi Kagwe

The distribution of the cases by counties is as follows; Nairobi 448, Kiambu 54, Kajiado 25, Machakos 16, Uasin Gishu 11, Nakuru 11, Kericho 9, Busia 7, Mombasa 7, Garissa 6, Bomet 3, Nyeri 2, Narok 2, Nandi 2, Embu 1, Lamu 1, Muranga 1.

The cases are distributed in sub counties as follows; in Nairobi the 448 cases are in Embakasi East (84), Westlands (46), Langata (39), Dagoretti North (36) Embakasi West (33), Embakasi South (28), Makadara (27), Kasarani (25), Starehe (19), Embakasi Central (18), Dagoretti South (16), Kibra (15) Embakasi North (15), Ruaraka (14), Kamukunji (12), Roysambu (11), Mathare (10).

In Kiambu the 54 cases are in; Kabete (11), Kiambu Town (11), Ruiru (8), Kikuyu (7), Lari (5), Kiambaa (4), Thika (4), Githunguri (2), and Limuru (2).

In Kajiado the 25 cases are in; Kajiado East (12), Kajiado Central (6), Kajiado North (6) and Loitokitok (1).

In Machakos the 16 cases are in Athi River (15) and Machakos Town (1),

while in Uasin Gishu the 11 cases are in Ainabkoi (10) and Turbo (1). In Nakuru the 11 cases are in Naivasha (6) and Nakuru West (5) while all the 9 cases in Kericho are from Ainamoi.

In Busia the 7 cases are all from Teso North, in Mombasa the 7 cases are in; Mvita (4), while Jomvu, Nyali and Changamwe have (1) case each. In Garissa all the (6) cases are in Garisa Town while in Bomet all the (3) cases are in Bomet Central.

In Nyeri the (2) cases are in Kieni East and Mukurweini while in Narok the 2 cases are in Narok North and in Nandi the (2) cases are Emgwen. The case in Embu is in Manyatta, the case in Lamu is in Lamu West while the case in Muranga is in Kigumo. M.O.H CS Mutahi Kagwe

On a positive note 75 patients have been discharged from various hospitals, bringing the total number of recoveries to 7,908. We thank our healthcare workers for this achievement.

Unfortunately, we have lost 14 patients from the disease, bringing our fatality to 299. My sincere condolences to the families and friends of those who have lost their loved ones. M.O.H CS Mutahi Kagwe

Covid19 has turned us into lethal bullets that could kill our loved ones if we are careless.This virus will be with us for a very long time,the best approach will be one that responds to your needs by doing the right thing .

Mambo ya sausage moja and beer mbili is over & if you buy drinks, take them home and then invite 15 of your friends for a BBQ and effectively transform your home into a karumaindo, you will be contravening the regulations and therefore liable to punishment.
M.O.H Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe

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