Covid-19: No Deaths Reported as 105 More Test Positive

  • Health CS Mutahi Kagwe during a press briefing in May 2020.
    Health CS Mutahi Kagwe during a press briefing in May 2020.
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  • Kenya has recorded 105 more Covid-19 positive cases in the last 24 hours, bringing the country's total caseload to 36,829.

    In a statement to newsrooms on Saturday, September 19, Health CS Mutahi Kagwe disclosed that a sample size of 2,868 had been tested in the same period. The cumulative tests now stand at 514,482.

    Of the positive cases, all are Kenyans except two who are foreigners.

    Health CS Mutahi Kagwe (Centre) touring Makueni county to assess the level of CoVid -19 preparedness on July 8, 2020.
    Health CS Mutahi Kagwe (Centre) touring Makueni county to assess the level of COVID -19 preparedness on July 8, 2020.
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    83 of the new cases are male and 22 are female while the youngest case is a two-year-old and the oldest is aged 95.

    The cases are distributed in counties as follows; Nairobi 33, Busia 15, Mombasa 9, Bungoma 8, Kiambu 4, Nakuru 4, Bomet 4, Garissa 4, Taita Taveta 4, Kajiado 3, Kakamega 3, Kisumu 3, Machakos 2, Meru 2, Kitui 2, Trans Nzoia 2 while Murang'a, Nyeri and Laikipia have 1 each.

    In Nairobi, the cases are distributed as follows; Roysambu 6, Westlands 4, Dagoretti North, Embakasi East, Kasarani and Mandera 3 cases each, Kamukunji, Lang'ata and Starehe 2 cases each while Dagoretti South, Embakasi Central, Embakasi West, Kibra and Ruaraka have a case each.

    In Busia, the cases are from Matayos 14 and Teso North 1.

    At the same time, 68 patients were discharged, 38 from home-based care and 30 from hospitals across the country, bringing the total number of recoveries to 23,777.

    No deaths were reported in the 24-hour period, with the number of fatalities remaining at 646.

    The Ministry continues to urge Kenyans to wash hands regularly, wear a mask and practice social distancing to curb the spread of the disease.

    An image of medical officers in a hospital
    Medical staff in protective suits in a hospital.