Covid-19: 5 Dead as 136 More Test Positive

Health Cabinet Secretary Kagwe.
  • Kenya has recorded 136 more Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours as the country’s total caseload rises to 35,020.

    A statement signed by Health CS Mutahi Kagwe indicated that 3,707 samples had been tested in the same period, bringing the number of samples tested so far to 471, 384.

    Of the total positive cases, 124 are Kenyans while 12 are foreigners.

    Health Cabinet Secretary Kagwe.

    In terms of gender, 85 are male and 51 female while the youngest is an eight-month-old infant and the oldest is 75.

    The distribution of cases by Counties is as follows; Nairobi 35, Mombasa 25, Kajiado 11, Turkana 9, Kisumu 9, Migori 8, Nyandarua 7, Kilifi 7, Embu 6, Uasin Gishu 4, Busia 3, Kisii 3.

    Others are; Baringo 2, Kakamega 2, while Elgeyo Marakwet, Tharaka Nithi, Kiambu, Kitui and Trans Nzoia have a case each.

    At the same time, 99 patients have been discharged bringing the total number of those who have recovered to 21,158.

    Of the 99, 64 were from the home-based care program while 35 were from various hospitals.

    Unfortunately, 5 patients succumbed to the virus, bringing the total number of fatalities to 594.

    The Ministry of Health has consistently urged Kenyans to wash hands regularly, wear a mask and practice social distancing, to curb the spread of the virus.

    Makueni County Health workers pictured during CS Mutahi Kagwe's address on July 8, 2020.
    Makueni County Health workers pictured during CS Mutahi Kagwe’s address on July 8, 2020.

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