3 Dead as Covid-19 Recoveries Cross 23,000 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 has recorded 188 new Covid-19 infections in the last 24 hours, bringing the total number of cases to 36,157.

    In a statement, Health CS Mutahi Kagwe on Sunday, September 13, announced that 3,092 samples had been tested over the period bringing the total samples tested so far to 497,652.

    Out of the 188 cases, only 5 are foreigners.

    Additionally, 149 are male and 39 are female with the youngest case being a 2-year-old infant and the oldest was aged 78 years.

    A medical personnel holding a Covid-19 virus test kit.
    File image of a Covid-19 testing kit.
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    At the same time, 296 patients were discharged, bringing the total number of recoveries to 23,067.

    28 of the recovered patients are from the home-based care program while 268 are from hospitals across the country. 

    Regrettably, 3 patients succumbed to the disease bringing the total number of deaths to 622.

    In terms of distribution across the counties, the cases were detailed as follows:

    Mombasa 43, Turkana 29, Trans Nzoia 27, Nairobi 23, Kiambu 10, Nakuru 7, Kajiado 7, Uasin Gishu 5, Kilifi 5, Embu 5, Kisumu 4, Kericho 4, Taita Taveta 4, Kitui 2, Nyeri 2, Laikipia 2, Meru 2, Narok, Machakos, Lamu, Samburu, Tharaka Nithi, Garissa and Kakamega with 1 case each.

    The 43 new cases in Mombasa were distributed across the sub counties as detailed below:

    Kisauni 15, Mvita 9, Changamwe and Jomvu 6 cases each, Nyali 5, and Likoni 2.

    In Nairobi, the 23 cases were distributed as follows: Dagoretti North 4, Kibra and Lang'ata 3 cases each, Embakasi Central and Westlands 2 cases each, Dagoretti South, Embakasi North, Embakasi South, Embakasi West, Kamukunji, Kasarani, Makadara, Ruaraka and Starehe all with 1 case each.

    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