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5 Succumb, 321 Test Positive For COVID-19

Mutahi Kagwe
Health CS Mutahi Kagwe (Courtesy)

Kenya has announced 321 new COVID-19 cases from a sample size of 4,342. The virus caseload in the country is now at 39,907.

Of the new positive cases, 309 were Kenyans while 12 were foreigners. Ultimately, the youngest to have contracted the virus is a 9-month-old infant while the oldest is aged 88 years.

In a statement, the Ministry of Health further announced 5 deaths bringing the tally for fatalities to 748.

On a better note, 4,328 have recovered from the virus bringing the tally for recoveries to 31,659.

Out of the recoveries, 4,222 were discharged from the home-based care program while 106 were from various health facilities.

Read: COVID-19 Cases In Kenya Near 40,000 As 8 Succumb

County distribution is as follows: Nairobi 109, Nakuru 377, Trans Nzoia 32, Mombasa 31, Kisumu 16, Narok 16, Kisii 15, Uasin Gishu 12, Meru 9, Kilifi 8, Kiambu 7, Siaya 5, Laikipia 5, Kajiado 4, Kericho 3, Machakos 2, Migori 2, Bomet 1, Homa Bay 1, Kitui 1, Lamu 1, Marsabit 1, Nandi 1, Nyandarua 1, and Tharaka Nithi 1.

The cases in Nairobi are distributed in the following areas: Kibra 30, Lang’ata 14, Westlands 12, Embakasi East 10, Roysambu 9, Embakasi West 6, Madaraka 5, Embakasi South 4, Dagoretti North, Embakasi Central, Ruaraka and Starehe 3 cases each, Dagoretti South and Kasarani 2 cases each, Embakasi North, Kamukunji and Mathare had one case each.

In Kisumu, the 16 cases are from Kisumu Central 11, Kisumu Central 11, Kisumu East and Kisumu West 2 cases each and Nyando 1.

Read Also: Four More Succumb To Covid-19 As 376 Patients Recover

In Kisii, the 15 cases are from Kitutu Chache South 9, Kitutu Chache North 4, Bonchari and Nyaribari chache 1 case each.

In Nakuru, the 37 cases are from Nakuru East 15, Naivasha 11, Nakuru West 9, and Nakuru North 2 cases.

The 32 cases in Trans Nzoia are from Kiminini 18, Saboti 12, Kwanza 2 cases. In Mombasa, the 31 cases are from Jomvu 13, Mvita 12, Kisauni and Likoni 2 each, Changamwe and Nayli 1 case each.

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