Kenya's Covid-19 Cases Cross 30,000 Mark

  • Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe addresses the media at Mbagathi District Hospital on Friday, March 6, 2020
    Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe addresses the media at Mbagathi District Hospital on Friday, March 6, 2020
    Simon Kiragu
    Kenyans.co.ke
  • Kenya's Covid-19 cases rose to 30,120 on Sunday, August 16, after 271 individuals tested positive in the preceding 24 hours.

    In a press statement, the Ministry of Health stated that the new cases were confirmed after testing 3,746 samples.

    Out of the positive cases, 268 are Kenyans while 3 are foreigners, with 170 being males, and 101 female.

    The youngest was a 8-month-old infant while the oldest is an 86-year-old.

    A photo of Health CAS Mercy Mwagangi issuing an update on coronavirus at Mbagathi Hospital on Saturday, March 14, 2020
    Health CAS Mercy Mwagangi issuing an update on coronavirus at Mbagathi Hospital on Saturday, March 14, 2020
    Simon Kiragu
    Kenyans.co.ke

    An additional 686 patients were discharged, raising the total number of recoveries in the country to 16,656.

    From the discharged, 626 were from the home-based care programme, with 60 heading home from various health facilities across the country.

    Unfortunately, 2 patients succumbed to the disease bringing total fatalities from to 474.

    The distribution of the cases across the various counties was as follows;

    Nairobi 126, Busia 14, Kirinyaga 13, Machakos 12, Narok 12, Kiambu 11, Kajiado 10, Kitui 10, Nakuru 10, Kisumu 8, Samburu 8, Garissa 8, Mombasa 6, Nyeri 4, Trans Nzoia 4, Taita Taveta 3, Lamu 3, Kakamega 2, Kisii 2, Bungoma 1, Kilifi 1, Makueni 1, Murang'a 1, and Siaya 1.

    Mombasa's 6 cases are in Mvita 4, with Jomvu and Kisauni with 1 case each.

    Kitui County has recorded a recent surge in the number of cases, with 51 testing positive over the last 48 hours.

    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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