144 people test positive for COVID-19 as Kenya’s caseload rises to 103,332
The Ministry of Health on Wednesday announced that 144 people tested positive for COVID-19 out of a sample size of 2,917 tested in the last 24 hours, taking the total confirmed infections to 103,332.
From the cases, 119 are Kenyans while 25 are foreigners; 102 are males and 42 are females, while the youngest is a nine-year-old child and the oldest is 79.
Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe, in a statement to newsrooms, said 55 patients recovered from COVID-19; 29 of whom were discharged from various health facilities while 26 are from the Home-Based Isolation and Care, taking total recoveries to 85,391.
CS Kagwe however also revealed that 4 patients succumbed to the coronavirus, pushing the cumulative fatalities to 1,801.
The 144 cases were distributed across various counties as follows; Nairobi 73, Busia 17, Mombasa 14, Kiambu 8, Machakos 6. Kericho 6, Kajiado 4, Meru 4, Homa Bay 2, Kisumu 2, Kitui 2, Murang’a 2, Kilifi 1, Kisii 1, Migori 1 and Siaya 1.
The 73 cases in Nairobi are from Kibra (14), Westlands (11), Dagoretti North (7), Mathare and Starehe (5) cases each, Lang’ata, Roysambu and Ruaraka (4) cases each, Embakasi Central and Kasarani (3) cases each, Dagoretti South, Embakasi East, Embakasi South, Embakasi West, Kamukunji and Makadara (2) cases each, Embakasi North (1).
In Busia, all the 17 cases are from Matayos. In Mombasa the 14 cases are from Likoni (12), Changamwe and Mvita (1) case each. In Kiambu, the 8 cases are from Kiambu Town (3), Kiambaa and Kikuyu (2) cases each, Ruiru (1).
In Machakos, the 6 cases are from Athi River (3), Machakos (2) and Mwala (1). In Kericho all the 6 cases are from Ainamoi. In Kajiado, all the 4 cases are from Kajiado North, while in Meru the 4 cases are all from Igembe Central.
The 2 cases in Homa Bay are all from Homa bay Town, the 2 cases in Kisumu are from Kisumu East and Nyando (1) case each, the 2 cases in Kitui are from Kitui Central and Mwingi Central (1) case each, while the 2 cases in Murang’a are all from Kangema.
The case in Kilifi is from Malindi, the case in Kisii is from Kitutu Chache South, the case in Migori is from Kuria West and the case in Siaya is from Alego Usonga.