More Covid-19 Deaths Recorded as 1,459 Test Positive

  • Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe addressing the media.
    Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe addressing the media.
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  • Kenya has recorded 1,459 more Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours as the country's total caseload rises to 74,145.

    In a press statement on Thursday, November 19, the Health CS Mutahi Kagwe announced that 10,146 samples had been tested over the period bringing the total number of samples tested so far to 815,040.

    Of the positive cases, 1419 are Kenyans and 40 are foreigners.

    Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe.
    Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe.
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    Of the cases, 835 are male and 624 are female, while the youngest case is a four-month-old infant and the oldest is aged 97 years.

    At the same time, 780 patients recovered from the disease; 690 were discharged from the home-based care program, and 90 from the hospital around the country bringing the total number of recoveries to 50,658.

    Regrettably, 17 patients succumbed to the disease bringing the total number of deaths to 1,330.

    In the county distribution, Nairobi recorded 472 cases, Kiambu 311, Mombasa 108, Laikipia 63, Uasin Gishu 53, Busia 49, Kisumu 48, Meru 43, Nakuru 36 , Kericho 33, Kisii 29, Marsabit 17, Murang'a 16, Nyamira 16, Kajiado 15, Garissa 13, Nandi and Kitui Counties both reported 12 cases.

    Nyeri reported 11 cases, Machakos 11, Siaya 10, Bungoma 10, Turkana 8, Kirinyaga 8, Kilifi 6, Bomet 5, Trans Nzoia 4, Homabay 3, Makueni 2, Taita Taveta 2, Kwale 2, Isiolo and Tharaka Nithi only reported one case each.

    In terms of Sub County Distribution, the 472 cases in Nairobi are from Westlands 71, Kibra 55, Lang'ata 35, Dagoretti North 33, Starehe 32, Makadara 30, Kamukunji and Roysambu reported 27 cases each.

    Kasarani reported 25 cases, Mathare 24, Dagoretti South 23, Embakasi Central 22, Embakasi East and Embakasi West reported 17 cases each. Ruaraka 13, Embakasi North 12 and Embakasi South reported 9 cases.

    The Health CS Mutahi Kagwe, in a recent press briefing, urged Kenyans to cooperate with the government by adhering to the set Covid-19 protocols.

    He noted that the measures put in place would be the only defence mechanism for Kenyans to fight with the second wave and to bring down the recent spike.

    Hospital beds at a Coronavirus isolation and treatment facility in Mbagathi District Hospital on Friday, March 6, 2020.
    Hospital beds at a Coronavirus isolation and treatment facility in Mbagathi District Hospital on Friday, March 6, 2020.
    Simon Kiragu
    KENYANS.CO.KE