COVID-19 STATS

Kenya's virus cases rise to 32,557 as 6 more deaths recorded

Six more patients have succumbed to the virus.

In Summary

• All the new cases were Kenyans except three out of which 137 were male while 56 were female.

• This was after sample of 3,381 was tested in the last 24 hours.

Health CAS Rashid Aman
Health CAS Rashid Aman

Kenya on Monday recorded 193 new cases of Covid-19, raising the country's total to 32,557, Health CAS Rashid Aman confirmed.

This was after a sample of 3,381 was tested in the last 24 hours bringing the cumulative tests to 425,364.

All the new cases were Kenyans except three out of which 137 were male while 56 were female.

 
 
 
 

Speaking during the daily Covid-19 briefing, Aman said age wise, the youngest was a two-month-old infant while the oldest was 87 years old.

Another 225 patients have recovered from the disease, bringing  the total number of recoveries in the country so far to 18,895.

A total of 188 of those discharged were from the home-based programme, while 37 were discharged from various health facilities.

However, six more patients succumbed to the virus, raising fatalities to 554.

The cases were spread out in Nairobi 78, Embu 24, Garissa 21, Kiambu 18, Nyeri 13, Mombasa 10, Samburu 6, Murang'a 5, Lamu 4, Kajiado 3, Trans Nzoia 2, Kilifi 2, Machakos, Isiolo, Tharaka Nithi ,Meru, Nyandarua, Uasin Gishu and Nakuru all had one case each.

The 78 cases in Nairobi were from Kamukunji 9, Embakasi East, Langata and Makadara 7 cases each, Dagoretti North and Embakasi South 6 cases each, Embakasi West, Kasarani and Kibra 4 cases each, Embakasi North Roysambu Ruaraka and Starehe had 3 cases each, Dagoretti South and Embakasi Central 2 cases each while Mathare had one case.

In Embu, all the 24 cases were from Manyatta while the 21 cases in Garissa were all from town.

Acting Director General of Health Patrick Amoth revealed that more than 34 laboratories in the country are now actively testing for Coronavirus.

He said the country's positivity rate has reduced to 6 per cent from 6.5 per cent.

"We are making progress but we have not reached the magical five per cent which we need to sustain for two weeks before we say we are flattening our curve," he said.

The DG said the empirical data being observed, still points out to the anticipated peak in late August and September.