COVID 19: 7 Dead as 184 More Test Positive

  • Health CS Mutahi Kagwe during a daily press briefing in April 2020
    Health CS Mutahi Kagwe during a daily press briefing in April 2020
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  • Kenya has recorded 184 more Covid-19 positive cases in the last 24 hours as the country's total caseload rises to 38,713.

    In a statement sent to newsrooms on Thursday, October 1, Health CS  Mutahi Kagwe announced that 4,700 samples had been tested over the period bringing the total number of samples tested so far to 552,646.

    Of the positive cases, 170 are Kenyans while 14 are foreigners.

    Medical practitioners in protective gear at the Coronavirus Isolation facility in Mbagathi District Hospital on Friday, March 6, 2020, (left) and hasty burial of the Covid-19 victim in Siaya on Sunday, April 12, 2020.
    A medical practitioner in protective gear at the Coronavirus Isolation facility in Mbagathi District Hospital on Friday, March 6, 2020, (left) and hasty burial of the Covid-19 victim in Siaya on Sunday, April 12, 2020.
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    110 are male and 74 are female with the youngest case being a two-year-old child and the oldest aged 88.

    At the same time, 115 patients were discharged; 67 from home-based care programme and 48 from hospitals around the country bringing the total number of recoveries to 25,023.

    Regrettably, 7 patients succumbed to the disease bringing the total number of deaths to 718.

    In Counties, the cases are distributed as follows; Nairobi 58, Mombasa 22, Kisumu 20, Nakuru 13, Kericho 13, Trans Nzoia 8, Laikipia 7, Machakos 7, Uasin Gishu 6, Narok 6, Kisii 6, Kiambu 4, Kwale 4, Homabay 3, Bomet 2, Embu 2, whilw West Pokot, Makueni, Nandi and Siaya had a case each.

    The distribution of cases in two of the counties that have recorded highest cases is as follows;

    Nairobi County; Starehe 7, Westlands 7, Langata 6, Embakasi Central and Makadara 5 cases each, Embakasi East 4, Dagoreti North, Kibra and Ruaraka 3 cases each, Dagoreti South, Embakasi North, Embakasi South, Embakasi West, Kamukunji, Kasarani and Roysambu, 2 cases each and a case in Mathare.

    In Mombasa, the cases are from; Mvita 8, Jomvu 7, Kisauni 5, Changamwe and Nyali, a case each.

    The Ministry continues to urge Kenyans to wear their masks, wash hands regularly and practice social distancing.

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    Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe speaking during an annual Akorino conference on Sunday 20 September 2020 at Kasarani, Nairobi.
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