Kenya's Covid-19 Cases Cross 22,000 Mark As 5 Die

  • Health Cabinet Secretary Kagwe.
    Health Cabinet Secretary Kagwe.
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  • On Sunday, August 2, Kenya recorded 690 new cases of the Coronavirus (Covid-19) disease with the total cases reported so far rising to 22,053.

    The cases were recorded from 5,393 samples tested over the last 24 hours. Total samples tested since March stand at  315,723.

    In the statement issued out by the Ministry of Health (MoH), Nairobi led with 535 confirmed cases.

    Out of the positive cases, 492 were male and 198 were female. 681 are Kenyans and 9 are foreigners, with the youngest being a 6-month-old infant and the oldest an 83-year-old.

    Training for volunteers on handling deceased Covid-19 victims at Jamia Mosque Nairobi. 4th April 2020.
    Training for volunteers on handling deceased Covid-19 victims at Jamia Mosque Nairobi on 4th April 2020.
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    MoH further announced that 58 had recovered during the period briging total recoveries to 8,477. 

    On a sad note, 5 people died from the virus over the last 24 hours. This raised the cumulative fatalities to 369. 

    The distribution of the cases by counties were detailed as follows: Nairobi 535, Kiambu 56, Kajiado 28, Nyeri 24, Busia 9, Machakos 7, Kisumu & Nakuru with 6 each, Embu & Garissa 4 each, Laikipia & Narok 3 each, Bungoma, Kwale, Meru, Mombasa and Nyandarua with 1 case each.

    Within Nairobi County, the cases were distributed as follows: Westlands 63, Lang'ata 44, Dagoretti North 43, Embakasi East 40, Starehe 38, Kamukunji 32, Makadara 30, Embakasi South 29, Kasarani 27, Kibra 25, Embakasi West 23, Roysambu 21, Embakasi North 20, Mathare, Embakasi Central and Ruaraka with 19 each.

    The 56 cases in Kiambu County were distributed as follows: Ruiru 15, Gatundu South 12, Kikuyu 11, Limuru 6, Kiambu Town 4, Kiambaa 3, Juja & Kabete 2 each and Lari 1.

    The latest numbers are in line with Health CAS Rashid Aman's announcement on July 5, that the country would witness a rise in number in August and September 2020, with the peak figures expected during this period.

    To mitigate the projected rise in cases, CAS Aman urged Kenyans to strictly adhere to the safety measures stipulated by the government, making it clear that there was no 'silver bullet' that would help stop the virus.

    Health CAS Rashid Aman addressing the media at a press briefing. May 13, 2020.
    Health CAS Rashid Aman addressing the media at a press briefing. May 13, 2020..
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