COVID-19 STATS

14 more die as virus cases near 20,000 mark

A total of 788 new cases recorded.

In Summary

• The new positives were drawn from the 5,521 people whose samples were tested within 24 hours.

•From the new cases, 785 were Kenyans while three were foreigners.

Health CAS Rashid Aman during the daily Covid-19 briefing on May 7, 2020.
Health CAS Rashid Aman during the daily Covid-19 briefing on May 7, 2020.
Image: MERCY MUMO

Kenya on Thursday recorded 788 new cases of Covid-19, raising the country's total to 19,913, Health CAS Rashid Aman has confirmed.

The new positives were drawn from the 5,521 people whose samples were tested within 24 hours.

This brings the country's cumulative total tests to 295,280. 

 
 
 
 

From the new cases, 785 were Kenyans while three were foreigners.

In terms of gender, 475 were male and 313 were female. Age wise, the youngest was a one year old infant while oldest was 89 years old.

Speaking during the Covid-19 briefing in Nairobi, Aman said 100 patients have recovered from the disease, bringing  the total number of recoveries in the country so far to 8,121.

Eight of those discharged were from home based program while 92 were discharged from various health facilities.

However, 14 more patients succumbed to the virus raising fatalities in the country to 325.

By counties, the new cases were distributed in Nairobi 487, Kiambu 86, Nakuru 34, Kajiado 26, Mombasa25, Machakos 21, Busia 20, Narok 14, Bomet nine, Kericho eight, Siaya eight, Kisumu eight, Uasin Gishu five, Baringo five, Garissa five, Nyeri four, Tharaka Nithi four, Muranga three, Nandi three, Kilifi two, Kirinyaga two, Meru two, TransNzoia two, HomaBay,  Kitui, Kwale, Lamu and Makueni had one case each.

The 487 cases in Nairobi were from Langata (58), Westlands (50), Dagoretti North (42), Embakasi East (39), Makadara (34), Embakasi South (32), Starehe (32), Embakasi West (30), Roysambu (29), Kasarani (28), Ruaraka (19), Kibra (19), Dagoretti South (19), Embakasi North (18), Embakasi Central (14), Kamukunji (14) and Mathare (10).