COVID-19 NUMBERS

Kenya virus cases hit 19,125 after 544 new infections

12 more patients succumb to the virus, raising the country's fatalities to 311.

In Summary

• The new positives were drawn from the 5, 259 people whose samples were tested within 24 hours.

• On a positive note, 113 patients have recovered from the disease, bringing  the total number of recoveries in the country so far to 8, 021.

Kenya Medical Practitioners and Dentists Council (KMPDC) CEO Daniel Yumbya with Health CS Mutahi Kagwe at KMPDC offices, Nairobi on July 29, 2020
Kenya Medical Practitioners and Dentists Council (KMPDC) CEO Daniel Yumbya with Health CS Mutahi Kagwe at KMPDC offices, Nairobi on July 29, 2020
Image: ANDREW KASUKU

Kenya on Wednesday recorded 544 new cases of Covid-19, raising the country's total to 19, 125, Health CS Mutahi Kagwe has confirmed.

The new positives were drawn from the 5, 259 people whose samples were tested within 24 hours.

This brings the country's cumulative total tests to 289, 759. 

 
 

From the new cases, 537 were Kenyans while seven were foreigners.

 
 

Speaking during the Kenya Medical Practitioners and Dentists Council headquarters in Nairobi, Kagwe said in terms of gender, 340 were male and 204 were female. Age wise, the youngest was a one year old infant while oldest was 88 years old.

On a positive note, 113 patients have recovered from the disease, bringing  the total number of recoveries in the country so far to 8, 021.

However, 12 more patients succumbed to the virus, raising fatalities in the country to 311.

The new cases were distributed in Nairobi 326, Kiambu 51, Kajiado 33, Nakuru 20, Busia 19, Mombasa 15, Machakos 11, Narok 10, Uasin Gishu nine, Migori nine, Muranga nine, Kisii seven, Laikipia six, Nyeri five, Kisumu four, Bungoma two, while Kericho, Kakamega, Homabay, Nyamira, Nyandarua, Transnzoia, Vihiga and West Pokot had one case each.

In Nairobi, the 326 cases were spread out in; Westlands 35, Embakasi East 31, Kasarani (27), Kibra (26), Makadara (24) Dagoretti North (23), Embakasi West (23), Toysambu (18), Embakasi North (17), Kamukunji 16, Langata 16, Dagoretti South 14, Embakasi South (14), Starehe (14), Ruaraka (12), Embakasi Central (11) and Mathare (5).

The cases in Kiambu were from Kiambaa (19), Ruiru (9), Kikuyu (7), Thika (6),  Juja 3, Kabete (2), Kiambu Town (2), Gatundu South (1), Githunguri (1) and Limuru (1).