Covid-19 Cases Soar to 17,975

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Some of the beds placed within the Covid-19 emergency treatment tent at the Machakos Stadium, April 20, 2020
  • Kenya has recorded 440 more covid-19 positive cases in the last 24 hours bringing the total number of cases in Kenya to 17,975

    A statement shared by the Ministry of Health on Monday, July 27, indicated that 3,197 samples were tested over the same period bringing the total samples tested so far to 279,612

    Of the 440 cases tested, 286 are male and 154 are female while the youngest case is a one year old and the oldest is aged 84 years

    At the same time, 90 patients have been discharged from hospital bringing the total number of recovered cases to 7,833.

    Some of the beds placed within the Covid-19 emergency treatment tent at the Machakos Stadium, April 20, 2020
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    Regrettably, five patients have succumbed to the disease bring the total number of fatalities to 285.

    Nairobi led the pack with 326 cases followed by Machakos 32, Kajiado 17, Kiambu 17, Uasin Gishu 13, Mombasa 10, Muranga 5,  Baringo 5, Kilifi 5, Busia 2,  Wajir 2, Nandi 2, Nyeri 1, Embu 1, Taita-Taveta 1, and Tharaka-Nithi 1.

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    Baringo County became the 45th county to report a Covid-19 case.

    In Nairobi, the 326 cases originated from in Langata (59), Embakasi East (46), Westlands (38), Embakasi West (29), Kibra (23) Dagoretti North (17) Embakasi South  (16), Kasarani (16), Makadara (15), Embakasi Central (14), Embakasi North  (13), Roysambu (10), Ruaraka (10), Starehe (10), Kamukunji (6), Dagoretti South (3), and Mathare (1).

    President Uhuru Kenyatta, in his national address from State House, Nairobi, urged citizens to hold each other accountable especially with an increase in those caught breaking Ministry of Health directives.

    “I did reduce some measures we had taken and reminded everyone that the government response was made along another call – the call on individual responsibility,” he stated.

    The president also noted that the low fatality rate was giving Kenyans false comfort that the pandemic was not serious.

    “We are not immune or special. The fact that other countries don’t report what happens in their countries doesn’t mean they are not suffering, for us we are an open society. We report everything. Our media is free,” he noted.

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    President Uhuru Kenyatta addressing the media from State House in Nairobi.
    President Uhuru Kenyatta addressing the media from State House in Nairobi.
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  • Source: KENYAGIST.COM

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