Covid-19: 329 Recover as 176 More Test Positive

  • Health CS Mutahi Kagwe address a gathering in Nairobi in June 2020
    Health CS Mutahi Kagwe address a gathering in Nairobi in June 2020
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  • Kenya recorded 176 new Covid-19  infections in the last 24 hours, bringing the total number of cases to 35,969.

    In a statement, Health CS Mutahi Kagwe on Saturday, September 12 announced that 4,115 samples had been tested over the period bringing the total samples tested so far to 494,560.

    Out of the 176 cases, only 5 are foreigners.

    US Ambassador Kyle McCarter and Health CS Mutahi Kagwe after a meeting on August 25, 2020
    US Ambassador Kyle McCarter and Health CS Mutahi Kagwe after a meeting on August 25, 2020
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    Additionally, 136 are male and 44 are female while the youngest case is a 3-month-old infant and the oldest is aged 78 years.

    At the same time, 329 patients were discharged, bringing the total number of recoveries to 22,771.

    42 of the recovered patients are from the home-based care program while 286 are from hospitals across the country. 

    Regrettably, 3 patients succumbed to the disease bringing the total number of deaths to 619.

    The distribution of cases by counties is as follows; Nairobi 32, Nakuru 29, Mombasa 22,  Kajiado 14, Kisii 9, Kiambu 7, Garissa 6, Nyeri 6, Migori 6, Kisumu 6, Vihiga 6, Uasin Gishu 6, Kwale 5, Meru 5, Narok 3, Kericho 2, Nyandarua 2, Busia 2, Kitui 2.

    Murang'a, Homa Bay, Kilifi, Laikipia, Embu, Machakos and Baringo recorded one case each.

    The Ministry urged Kenyans to continue wearing masks, washing hands regularly and maintaining social distancing, noting that the curve had not completely flattened.

    The Ministry also warned that foreign countries such as US and Spain have recorded spikes in Covid-19 cases through secondary and tertiary infections after they reopened. 

    Makueni County Health workers pictured during CS Mutahi Kagwe's address on July 8, 2020.
    Makueni County Health workers pictured during CS Mutahi Kagwe's address on July 8, 2020.
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