Kenya's Covid-19 Cases Skyrocket

  • Health CS Mutahi Kagwe addressing the Nation about Corona Virus outside Afya House on March 17, 2020.
    Health CS Mutahi Kagwe addressing the Nation about Corona Virus outside Afya House on March 17, 2020.
    Simon Kiragu
    Kenyans.co.ke
  • Kenya has recorded 321 new Covid-19 cases from a sample size of 4,342 over the last 24 hours, just days after reporting only 22 new cases on Monday, followed by 137 new infections on Tuesday, October 6. 

    According to a statement from Health CS Mutahi Kagwe on Wednesday, October 7, the total number of cases stands at 39,907.

    From the new cases, 309 are Kenyans while 12 are foreigners. 183 are males and 138 females.

    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 Coronavirus isolation and treatment facility in Mbagathi District Hospital on Friday, March 6, 2020
    Simon Kiragu
    Kenyans.co.ke

    The youngest is a nine-month old infant while the oldest in 88.

    4,328 patients recovered from the virus of which 4,222 are from the homebased care program and 106 from various hospitals. Total recoveries now stand at 31,659. 

    Sadly, 5 patients succumbed to the disease bringing the total fatalities to 748. 

    Distribution of the cases by counties is as follows; Nairobi 109, Nakuru 377, Trans Nzoia 32, Mombasa 31, Kisumu 16, Narok 16, Kisii 15, Uasin Gishu 12, Meru 9, Kilifi 8, Kiambu 7, Siaya 5, Laikipia 5, Kajiado 4, Kericho 3, Machakos 2, Migori 2, Bomet 1, Homa Bay 1, Kitui 1, Lamu 1, Marsabit 1, Nandi 1, Nyandarua 1, and Tharaka Nithi 1. 

    In terms of sub counties, the distribution the 109 cases in Nairobi are from Kibra 30, Lang'ata 14, Westlands 12, Embakasi East 10, Roysambu9, Embakasi West 6, Madaraka 5, Embakasi South 4, Dagoretti North, Embakasi Central, Ruaraka and Starehe 3 cases each, Dagoretti South and Kasarani 2 cases each, Embakasi North, Kamukunji and Mathare had one case each. 

    In Nakuru, the 37 cases are from Nakuru East 15, Naivasha 11, Nakuru West 9, and Nakuru North 2 cases. 

    The 32 cases in Trans Nzoia are from Kiminini 18, Saboti 12, Kwanza 2 cases. In Mombasa, the 31 cases are from Jomvu 13, Mvita 12, Kisauni and Likoni 2 each, Changamwe and Nayli 1 case each.

    In Kisumu, the 16 cases are from Kisumu Central 11, Kisumu Central 11, Kisumu East and Kisumu West 2 cases each and Nyando 1. 

    In Narok the 16 cases are from Transmara 12, Narok North 3 and Transmara West 1.

    In Kisii, the 15 cases are from Kitutu Chache  South 9, Kitutu Chache North 4, Bonchari and Nyaribari Chache 1 case each. 

    In Uasin Gishu, the 12 cases are from Kesses 4, Turbo 3, Kapseret and Moiben 2 cases each and Ainamoi 1. 

    In Meru, the 9 cases are all from Igembe North while in Kilifi the 8 cases are from Magarini 5, Kaloleni, Kilifi North and Kilifi South 1 case each.

    In Kiambu, the 7 cases are from Lari 3, Thika 2, Kiambu Town and Kikuyu 1 case each. In Siaya, the 5 cases are from Rarieda 4, and Alego Usonga 1 while in Laikipia the 5 cases are from Laikipia East 4 and Laikipia West 1.

    In Kajiado, the 4 cases are from Kajiado East 2, Kajiado Central and Kajiado North 1 case each. In Kericho, the 3 cases are from Ainamoi 2 and Belgut 1.

    The 2 cases in Machakos are from Athi River and Machakos Town 1 case each while the 2 cases in Migori are from Kuria West and Rongo which had one case each. 

    The case in Bomet is from Bomet Central, the case in Homa Bay is from Rangwe, the case in Kitui is from Kitui Central, the case in Lamu is from Lamu West, the case in Marsabit is from Moyale, the case in Nandi is from Mosop, the case in Nyandarua is from Ol Kalou and the case in Tharaka Nithi is from Igambang’ombe. 

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