395 Patients Recover as Covid-19 Cases Rise to 35,793

  • Health CS Mutahi Kagwe addressing the media outside Afya House on March 17, 2020.
    Health CS Mutahi Kagwe addressing the media outside Afya House on March 17, 2020.
    Kenyans.co.ke
    Simon Kiragu
  • Kenya has recorded 190 more Covid-19 positive cases in the last 24 hours as the country's total caseload rises to 35,793.

    In a statement, Health CS Mutahi Kagwe on Friday, September 11, announced that 4,609 samples had been tested over the period bringing the total samples tested so far to 490,455.

    Of the positive cases, 182 are Kenyans while 8 are foreigners. Additionally, 136 are male and 54 are female while the youngest case is a 1-year-old and the oldest is aged 85 years.

    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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    At the same time, 395 patients were discharged, 116 from the home-based care program and 279 from hospitals across the country, bringing the total number of recoveries to 22,442.

    Regrettably, four patients succumbed to the disease bringing the total number of deaths to 616.

    In terms of county distribution, Nairobi county leads with 65 cases, 14 reported in the Roysambu area. Dagoretti North and Lang'ata reported eight cases each, followed by Embakasi East and Starehe with five cases.

    Embakasi South and Westlands reported four cases each, Dagoretti South, Embakasi Central, Kamukunji, Kibra and Madaraka two cases each. Embakasi North, Mathare, Kasarani and Ruaraka all had one case each.

    Kitui county observed an increase with 27 new cases, Mombasa 16, Uasin Gishu 13, Embu 10, Kisii 9, Garissa 6, Kajiado 6, Kiambu 6, Machakos 4, Nakuru 4, Meru 4, Kericho 4, Narok 4, Kisumu 2, Trans Nzoia 2, Bomet 2, Busia 2, Murang'a 1, Bungoma 1, Kakamega 1 and Kilifi 1.

    In Mombasa, the 16 cases are from Jomvu (6), Mvita (4), Changamwe and Kisauni (3) cases each. In Uasin Gishu, the 13 cases are from Ainabkoi (6), Soy (3), Kapseret (2), Moiben and Turbo (1) case each.

    In Embu, the 10 cases are all from Manyatta, while the 9 cases in Kisii are from Kitutu Chache South (6) and Bonchari (3).

    The 6 cases in Garissa, are all from the town. Kajiado cases were all from Kajiado North and the 6 cases in Kiambu are from Thika (4), Kiambu Town and Ruiru (1) case each. In Machakos, the four cases are all from the town, the four cases in Nakuru, are from Nakuru East (2), Gilgil and Nakuru North (1) case each.

    The four cases in Meru, are from Buuri, Imenti Central, Tigania East and Tigania West.

    In Kericho county, Belgut (3) and Ainamoi (1) while the cases in Narok are all from Narok North. In Kisumu, the 2 cases are all from Kisumu Central , the two cases in Trans Nzoia, are all from Kiminini, the two cases in Bomet are all from Bomet East, and the two cases in Busia are all from Teso North.

    The case in Murang'a, is from Maragua, the case in Bungoma is from Kimilili, the case from Kakamega is from Ikolomani and the case in Kilifi is from Kaloleni.

    A medical practitioner dressed in protective gear at Coronavirus isolation and treatment facility in Mbagathi District Hospital on Friday, March 6, 2020.
    A medical practitioner dressed in protective gear at the Coronavirus isolation and treatment facility in Mbagathi District Hospital on Friday, March 6, 2020.
    Simon Kiragu
    Kenyans.co.ke