22 more people test positive for Covid-19 now 39,449 in Kenya

Today, from a sample size of 595 tested in the last 24 hours, 22 people have tested positive bringing to 39,449 the number of confirmed positive cases in the country. Our cumulative tests stand at 564, 078. From the cases, all are Kenyans except 1 foreigner. 15 are males and 7 females. The youngest is an 18-year old while the oldest is 65.

Distribution of the cases by Counties is as follows; Nairobi 18, Meru 2, Nakuru and Kiambu 1. In Meru, the 2 cases are all from Imenti North. In Nakuru, the case is from Naivasha, while in Kiambu the case is from Kiambaa.

Nairobi continues to lead the top 10 Counties with the number of reported confirmed positive cases out of the 47 Counties, with 20,971 cases, followed by Mombasa with 2,969 cases, as of yesterday.

Kiambu is third with 2,776 and Kajiado is at number four with 1,981. Machakos is number 5 with 1,340 cases followed by Nakuru with 1,259 cases. Busia County is seventh with 1,246 cases followed by Kisumu with 630, Uasin Gishu 628 and Migori 463.

Elgeyo Marakwet continues to lead the last 10 Counties that have recorded low number of cases since the pandemic struck, with 12 reported cases. It is followed by West Pokot with 21 cases, Marsabit with 24, Tana River with 25, Mandera with 29 and Nyamira 30 cases.

Others are Vihiga 38, Wajir 41, Baringo 44 and Tharaka Nithi 55.

On a positive note, today 376 people have recovered from the disease, 360 from the Home-Based Care Program, and 16 have been discharged from various hospitals. Total recoveries now stand at 27,035. We thank our healthcare workers for their selfless dedication to duty, which has enabled us to achieve this great results.

So far 1,029 healthcare workers, have have been confirmed positive with Covid-19 in the country. Out of this, 526 are males while 503 are females. Our fatality for the healthcare workers still remains at 16.

Sadly, we have lost 4 patients to the coronavirus disease bringing the cumulative fatality to 735. Our sincere condolences to the families and friends of those who have lost their loved ones.

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