604 More Test Positive For Covid-19

  • Health CS Mutahi Kagwe addressing the media outside Afya House on March 17, 2020.
    Health CS Mutahi Kagwe addressing the media outside Afya House on March 17, 2020.
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    Simon Kiragu
  • Kenya has recorded 604 more Covid-19 positive cases in the last 24 hours bringing the total number of reported cases to 42,541.

    In a statement to newsrooms on Wednesday, October 14, Health CS Mutahi Kagwe announced that 5,832 samples had been tested over the period bringing the total number of samples tested so far to 601,623.

    Of the positive cases, 583 were Kenyans and 21 foreigners.

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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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    400 were male and 204 were female while the youngest case is a five-month-old baby and the oldest is aged 94 years.

    Unfortunately, 10 patients succumbed to the disease, bringing the total number of fatalities to 797.

    At the same time, 88 individuals recovered from the disease, 56 from the home-based care programme and 32 from various hospitals.

    The total number of recoveries now stands at 31,428.

    The distribution of cases in counties is as follows; Nairobi 125, Nakuru 113, Mombasa 87, Busia 35, Uasin Gishu 33, Trans Nzoia 25, Kiambu 25, Kisii 24, Kisumu 24, Kajiado 16, Nandi 13, Kakamega 12, Meru 11, Machakos 7, Siaya 7, Garissa 7, Murang'a 5, West Pokot 5, Nyeri 5, Turkana 4, Laikipia 3, Wajir 3, Embu 2, Kirinyaga 2, Narok 2, Marsabit 2, Taita Taveta 2, Kitui 1, Nyamira 1, Tharaka Nithi 1, Kilifi 1 and Nyandarua 1.

    On Wednesday, Health CAS Rashid Aman warned that there was a likelihood of the country witnessing a second wave.

    "Today our positivity rate is above 12pc. It is a danger sign. Public gatherings are breading grounds. We are closely monitoring the situation in schools however the risk of children transmitting the virus is low

    "We will require to conduct testing in schools with large populations to rule out infections. We have sufficient reagents to take us to the next quarter," Aman stated.

    Health CAS Rashid Aman addressing the media at a press briefing.
    Health CAS Rashid Aman addressing the media at a press briefing.
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