Kenya's Covid-19 Cases Cross 8,000 Mark as 181 Test Positive

  • Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe speaking during a presser outside Kenyatta National Hospital, April 2020.
    Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe speaking during a presser outside Kenyatta National Hospital, April 2020.
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  • Kenya's Covid-19 cases crossed the 8,000-mark on Monday, July 6, after 181 individuals tested positive in the preceding 24 hours bringing the total caseload to 8,067.

    In a press statement seen by Kenyans.co.ke, the Ministry of Health stated that the 181 new cases were derived after testing 2,131 samples.

    127 more patients were discharged, raising the total number of recoveries to 2,414.

    Unfortunately, 4 more patients succumbed to the disease bringing the total fatalities since March 2020, to 164.

    President Uhuru Kenyatta delivering his speech on July 6, 2020.
    President Uhuru Kenyatta delivering his speech on July 6, 2020.
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    Out of the 181 cases, 123 were male with 58 being female. The youngest was a 4-month-old infant, while the oldest was identified as a 79-year-old.

    The cases were distributed across the counties as follows: Nairobi 134, Kiambu 19, Mombasa 9, Kajiado 6, Machakos 6, Lamu 3, Murang'a 2, Uasin Gishu 1 and Kirinyaga 1.

    The distribution of the cases by sub-counties in Nairobi were detailed as follows: Dagoretti North 21, Embakasi East 21, Embakasi South 16, Westlands 11, Starehe 9, Mathare 8, Roysambu 8, Lang'ata 6, Embakasi Central 5, Embakasi West 5, Kasarani 5, Makadara 5, Kibra 4, Dagoretti South 3, Embakasi North 3, Kamukunji 3 and Ruaraka 1.

    In Kiambu, the 19 were distributed as follows: Thika 7, Limuru 3, Ruiru 3, Kabete 2, Kiambu Town 2, Juja 1, and Kikuyu 1. While in Mombasa, the 9 cases were recorded in; Jomvu 3, Kisauni 2, Mvita 2, Likoni 1, and Nyali 1. 

    This came with a backdrop of President Uhuru Kenyatta easing Covid-19 containment measures in the country, key among them being the lifting of the cessation of movement in and out of Nairobi, Mombasa and Mandera counties. 

    Watch President Uhuru's full address here:

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