Kenya Covid-19 Infections Cross 10,000 Mark

  • Health CS Mutahi Kagwe (left) Government Spokesman Cyrus Oguna (second left) and Director General of Health Patrick Amoth (centre) addresses the media at Afya House, Nairobi on Tuesday, May 5, 2020
    Health CS Mutahi Kagwe (left) Government Spokesman Cyrus Oguna (second left) and Director General of Health Patrick Amoth (centre) addresses the media at Afya House, Nairobi on Tuesday, May 5, 2020
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  • Kenya's Covid-19 cases rose to 10,105 on Sunday, July 12, after 379 individuals tested positive in the preceding 24 hours.

    In a press statement, the Ministry of Health stated that the 370 new cases were confirmed after testing 7,050 samples.

    An additional 49 patients were discharged, raising the total number of recoveries in the country to 2,881.

    Unfortunately, one more patient succumbed to the disease bringing total fatalities from March 13, 2020, to 185.

    Medics conducting random screening for Covid-19 symptoms at National Archives, Nairobi on Saturday, March 21, 2020
    Medics conducting random screening for Covid-19 symptoms at National Archives, Nairobi on Saturday, March 21, 2020
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    Out of the positive cases, 376 are Kenyans while 3 are foreigners, with 253 being males, and 126 of them female and the youngest being a two-year-old child while the oldest is a 97-year-old.

    Nairobi County led with 209 cases followed by Kiambu, 49, Busia 38, Migori 19, Mombasa 16, Kajiado 12, Uasin-Gishu 8, Lamu 6, Machakos and Nakuru 5 cases each.

    Narok, Wajir and Kisumu recorded two cases each while Garissa, Isiolo, Kericho, Nyamira, Nyeri and Trans-Nzoia recorded one case each.

    The 209 cases in Nairobi were distributed in Kibra (52), Lang'ata (45), Kamukunji (28), Dagoretti North and Makadara (17) cases each, Embakasi Central (9), Embakasi East (8), Westlands (7), four cases each in Dagoretti South, Embakasi West, Kasarani and Roysambu, and two cases each in Ruaraka and Embakasi South. Mathare and Starehe had 1 case each.

    In Kiambu, the 49 cases were in Ruiru (16), Kiambu Town (15), Lari (7), Kikuyu (4); Limuru and Thika (2) cases each, Gatundu South, Kabete and Kiambaa (1) case each. In Busia, the 38 cases are in Teso North (18), Matayos (15) and Teso South (5) cases.

    In Migori, the 19 cases were in; Suna East and Kuria East (7) cases each, Kuria West (5). In Mombasa, the 16 cases are in Mvita (9), Jomvu (4), Nyali (2), and (1) case in Likoni.

    In Kajiado, the 12 cases were recorded in; Kajiado East (7), and Kajiado North (3) and Kajiado Central (2) cases. In Uasin-Gishu, all (8) cases are in Turbo.

    All the six cases in Lamu originated from Lamu West while in Machakos the five cases were in Kathiani (3) and (2) in Athi River.

    Globally, the virus has claimed more than 560,000 lives with infections hitting a high of 12.5 million people. Over 6.8 million people have recovered from the virus.

    The positive cases have been on an upward trajectory even as President Uhuru Kenyatta lifted the cessation of movement in Nairobi, Mombasa and Mandera.

    Some of the beds placed within the Covid-19 emergency treatment tent at the Machakos Stadium, April 20, 2020
    Some of the beds placed within the Covid-19 emergency treatment tent at the Machakos Stadium, April 20, 2020
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