COVID-19 STATS

Virus fatalities rise to 777 as 11 more die

In Summary

•This was from a sample of 2,001 tested in the last 24 hours. Cumulative tests are now  593,199

•From the  cases, 46   are males and 27 females.

Health CS Mutahi Kagwe during a briefing on Monday April 13
Health CS Mutahi Kagwe during a briefing on Monday April 13
Image: MERCY MUMO

Kenya on Monday  recorded 73 new Covid-19 cases, bringing the country's total caseload to 41,619.

This was from a sample of 2,001 tested in the last 24 hours. Cumulative tests are now  593,199

From the  cases, 46   are males and 27 females.

 

The Ministry of Health in a statement confirmed 70 were Kenyans while three  were foreigners.

Age-wise, the youngest is 17 years old, while the oldest is 77 years.

On a positive note, 97 patients have been discharged after successful recoveries raising the country's recovery total to 31,097.

Out of this, 31 were discharged from the home-based care program while 66 were from various health facilities.

Sadly, 11 patients succumbed to the disease bringing the country's fatalities to 777.

Nairobi recorded 34 new cases followed by Kilifi with 18, Mombasa with 11, Busia with four, Taita Taveta with two, while Kirinyaga, Kiambu, Meru and Uasin Gishu recorded one case each.

Three of the cases from Nairobi came from Kibra and Westlands, while Dagoretti North, Dagoretti South, Embakasi Central, Embakasi East, Embakasi North, Embakasi South, Embakasi West, Kamukunji, Lang’ata, Makadara, Mathare, Ruaraka, Roysambu and Starehe recorded two cases each.

In Kilifi, the 18 cases were from Magarini 12, Malindi four and Kilifi South two. Three of the cases from Busia were from Matayos and one from Teso North while the two cases from Taita Taveta were from Voi.