Covid-19 Deaths Rise to 648 as Cases Near 37,000

  • Ministry of Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe addresses the media from the Mbagathi District Hospital on Friday, March 6, 2020.
    Ministry of Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe addresses the media from the Mbagathi District Hospital on Friday, March 6, 2020.
    Simon Kiragu
    KENYANS.CO.KE
  • Kenya has recorded 152 new Covid-19 infections in the last 24 hours, bringing the total number of cases to 36,981.

    In a statement, Health CS Mutahi Kagwe on Sunday, September 20, announced that 2,224 samples had been tested over the period bringing the total samples tested so far to 516,706.

    Out of the 152 cases, 13 are foreigners.

    Additionally, 84 are male and 68 are female with the youngest case being a 3-year-old infant and the oldest was aged 89 years.

    Government Spokesman Cyrus Oguna addresses the media at Kenyatta National Hospital on Saturday, March 14, 2020
    Government Spokesman Cyrus Oguna addresses the media at Kenyatta National Hospital on Saturday, March 14, 2020
    Simon Kiragu
    Kenyans.co.ke

    At the same time, 110 patients were discharged, bringing the total number of recoveries to 23,887.

    Of recovered patients, 39 are from the home-based care programme while 71 are from hospitals across the country. 

    Regrettably, 2 patients succumbed to the disease bringing the total number of deaths to 648.

    Distribution of the cases by counties is as follows:

    Nairobi 34, Mombasa 24, Kisii 20, Kiambu 19, Kisumu 19, Nakuru 10, Turkana 8, Kajiado 3, Kakamega 2, Meru 2, Embu 2, Kericho, Marsabit, Nyamira, Samburu, Siaya, Uasin Gishu, Taita Taveta, Machakos and Murang'a all with 1 case each.

    In terms of sub County distribution, the 34 cases in Nairobi were detailed as follows:

    Dagoretti North 8, Embakasi East, Lang'ata and Starehe 4 cases each, Embakasi West 3, Dagoretti South, Embakasi South and Westlands 2 cases each, Embakasi Central, Kasarani, Kibra, Roysambu and Ruaraka with 1 case each.

    In Mombasa, the 24 cases are from Mvita 8, Jomvu 7, Changamwe 4, Kisauni 3 and Nyali 2.

    Medical practitioners in protective gear at the Coronavirus Isolation facility in Mbagathi District Hospital on Friday, March 6, 2020.
    Medical practitioners in protective gear at the Coronavirus Isolation facility in Mbagathi District Hospital on Friday, March 6, 2020.
    Simon Kiragu
    KENYANS.CO.KE