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Kenya's virus cases cross 25,000 mark after 727 new infections

Kagwe announces 14 more deaths and 674 recoveries within the last 24 hours.

In Summary

• The new positives were drawn from the 6, 814 people whose samples were tested within 24 hours.

• From the new cases, 711 were Kenyans while 16 were foreigners.

Health CS Mutahi Kagwe addresses the press at the Kisii Teaching and Referral Hospital on Friday, August 7, 2020.
Health CS Mutahi Kagwe addresses the press at the Kisii Teaching and Referral Hospital on Friday, August 7, 2020.
Image: ANGWENYI GICHANA

Kenya on Friday recorded 727 new cases of Covid-19, raising the country's total to 25, 138, Health CS Mutahi Kagwe has confirmed.

The new positives were drawn from the 6, 814 people whose samples were tested within 24 hours.

 

From the new cases, 711 were Kenyans while 16 were foreigners.

 
 
 
 
 

Speaking during Health a tour of Kisii County to assess the level of Covid-19 preparedness, Kagwe said in terms of gender, 539 were male and 188 were female.

On a positive note, 674 patients have recovered from the disease, bringing  the total number of recoveries in the country so far to 11, 118.

A total of 125 were from home-based care while 549 were discharged from various health facilities.

Health CS Mutahi Kagwe hands over PPEs to Kisii senator Sam Ongeri and Governor James Ongwae at Kisii Teaching and Referral Hospital on August 7, 2020.
Health CS Mutahi Kagwe hands over PPEs to Kisii senator Sam Ongeri and Governor James Ongwae at Kisii Teaching and Referral Hospital on August 7, 2020.
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However, 14 more patients succumbed to the virus, raising fatalities in the country to 413.

The new cases were distributed in Nairobi 393 cases, Kakiado 108, Kiambu 53, Machakos 38, Nakuru 30, Busia 20, Narok 14, Laikipia 9, Mombasa 9 Makueni 8, Kisii 5, Kisumu 5, Kirinyaga 4, Meru 4, Kakamega 2, while Bomet, Elgeyo Marakwet, Garissa, Migori, Muranga and Nyeri had 1 case each.

The 393 cases from Nairobi were from Starehe 43, Langata 41, Makadara39, Roysambu and Westlands 29 each, Embakasi East 26, Embakasi West 22, Dagoretti North 21, Kibra 20, Kasarani 19, Kamukunji and Dagoretti South 16 cases each, Dagoretti South, Embakasi Central and Ruaraka had 15 cases each while Mthare had 14 and Embakasi North had 13 cases. 

Kajiado cases were from Loitoktok 68, Kajiado North 30, Kajiado East 9 and Kajiado Central 1.

 
 

The Cases in Kiambu were from Limuru 21, Ruiru 14 Kiambu Town and Thika 5 cases each, Kiambaa and Kikuyu 3 cases each,while Githunguri and Kabete had one case each.

The CS urged Kenyans not to fear to seek medical care during the pandemic. 

 

"Our health facilities are open to other diseases, not just CovidD-19. We have separated the Covid-19 cases from other hospitalised people. Let's not fear to seek medical care," he said.

Health CS Mutahi Kagwe addresses the press at the Kisii Teaching and Referral Hospital on Friday, August 7, 2020.
Health CS Mutahi Kagwe addresses the press at the Kisii Teaching and Referral Hospital on Friday, August 7, 2020.
Image: ANGWENYI GICHANA