In a summary the Covid-19 cases in Kenya today are as follows :
2,285 samples tested in the past 24 hours
481,982 samples tested so far.
104 new positive cases today
Total confirmed cases stand at 35,460
74 recoveries today
Total discharged and recovered stands at 21,557
8 fatalities today
Total fatalities stand at 607
Today, from a sample size of 2,285 tested in the last 24 hours, 104 people have tested positive bringing to 35,460 the number of confirmed positive cases, pushing our cumulative tests to 481,982.
From the cases all are Kenyans except 3 that are foreigners. In terms of gender, 71 are males and 33 females. The youngest is a one-year old child, while the oldest is 75.
The distribution of the cases by Counties is as follows;
Nairobi 18, Mombasa 16, Kisumu 13, Embu 11, Laikipia 11, Murang’a 6, Narok 4, Kericho 4,
Kiambu 3, Nakuru 3, Meru 3, Machakos 3, Taita Taveta 2, Uasin Gishu 2, Bomet 1, Kajiado 1, Kwale 1, Lamu 1, Vihiga 1.
In terms of sub County distribution the 18 cases in Nairobi, are in Dagoretti North (2), Dagoretti South, Embakasi Central, Embakasi East, Embakasi North, Embakasi South, Embakasi West, Kamukunji, Kasarani, Kibra, Langata, Makadara, Mathare, Roysambu, Ruaraka, Starehe and Westlands all have (1) case each.
In Mombasa, the 16 cases are in Mvita (10) and Changamwe (6), while the 13 cases in Kisumu, are in Kisumu West (9), Kisumu Central (3) and Kisumu East (1).
In Embu, all the 11 cases are in Manyatta, while in Laikipia, all the 11 cases are in Laikipia West.
In Murang’a, the 6 cases are in Maragua (4) and Kiharu (2). In Narok, all the 4 cases are in Narok North, and all the 4 cases in Kericho, are in Ainamoi.
The 3 cases in Kiambu, are in Thika (2) and Kiambu Town (1), the 3 cases in Nakuru, are in Nakuru West (2) and Nakuru East (1), the 3 cases in Meru, are in Igembe Central, Igembe North and Imenti North (1) case each, while all the 3 cases in Machakos, are in Masinga.
In Taita Taveta, all the 2 cases are in Mwatate, while the 2 cases in Uasin Gishu, are in Ainabkoi and Kesses (1) case each.
The case in Bomet, is in Bomet Central, the case in Kajiado, is in Kajiado Central, the case in Kwale, is in Msambweni, the case in Lamu, is in Lamu West and the case in Vihiga, is in Vihiga Town.
On a positive note, I am happy to inform you that 74 people have recovered from the disease, 41 from the Home-Based Care Program, and 33 have been discharged from various hospitals.
This brings our total recovery to 21,557. I thank our healthcare workers for the good work.
Unfortunately, we have lost 8 patients to the disease bringing our fatality to 607. Our sincere condolences to the family and friends of those who have lost their loved ones.
CAS, Dr. Rashid. We have seen remarkable progress with regard to the recoveries of patients who had contracted the disease. To date cumulatively 21,557 people have recovered from the disease both from our home-based program, & those discharged from hospitals.
CAS, Dr. Rashid Aman: Flouting of the containment measures by our people remains a major concern. The mandatory requirement of wearing a face mask in public places is not being adhered to in many parts of the Country.
CAS, Dr. Rashid. Our teams have noted that there is continued overloading of some matatus and buses both in the urban and rural areas, with no regard to the social and physical distancing required.
CAS, Dr. Rashid: leaders should stop political gatherings that draw large jostling crowds that risk mass transmission of the virus, these challenges are rolling back all the gains we have made since we began fighting this pandemic.