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BY JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,19TH JULY,2020-603 Kenyans tested positive for the novel coronavirus between Saturday and Sunday, the Ministry of Health said in a statement on Sunday.
Kenya now has 13,353 cases of the coronavirus.
The new cases are from 5,724 samples and bring to 243,887 the total number of tests carried out since the pandemic was first reported.
361 of the new cases are male while 242 are female aged between 7-months and 86-years-old.
The cases are distributed across the country as follows: Nairobi (441), Kiambu (44), Mombasa (22), Nakuru (17), Kilifi (10), Machakos (6), Kisii(6), Makueni (5), Murang’a (3), Nyeri (2), Kakamega (1), Kericho (1),Kisumu (1), Kwale (1), Lamu (1), Narok (1), Tharaka Nithi (1) and Uasin Gishu (1).
The 441 cases are further distributed across the sub-counties in Nairobi as follows: Langata and Westlands (43) cases each, Dagoretti (34), Kibra and Ruaraka (33) cases each, Embakasi East (28), Makadara (26), Roysambu (25), Embakasi South, Embakasi West and Kasarani (23) cases each, Embakasi North (21), Kamukunji (20), Dagoretti South (15), Embakasi Central (9), Mathare (4.
In Kiambu, the (44) cases are in Kikuyu, Ruiru and Thika (10) cases each, Kabete and Kiambu Town (4) cases each, Juja and Kiambaa (2) cases each.
In Mombasa, the 22 cases are in Mvita (11), Jomvu (4), Changamwe (3), Likoni and Nyali (2) cases each.
In Nakuru, the 17 cases are in: Naivasha (15) and Nakuru West (2).
In Kilifi, the 10 cases are in Kilifi South (8) and Kilifi North 2) while in Machakos, the 6 cases are in Athi River (5) and Masinga (1).
In Kisii, the 6 cases are in Kitutu Chache South.
The 5 cases in Makueni are in Kibwezi West (3) and Kibwezi East (2) while the 3 cases in Murang’a are in Gatanga, Kandara and Kiharu.
2 cases have also been reported in Nyeri Central, 1 in Lurambi, Kakamega County and one in Ainomoi, Kericho.
The 1 case in Kisumu is in Kisumu Central while the one in Kwale is in Lungalunga.
Lamu has one case in Lamu West, Narok 1 case in Narok West and Tharaka Nithi 1 case in Chuka.
Uasin Gishu’s 1 case is in Kapseret.
At the same time, Kenya has recorded 682 new discharges , bringing the total number of recoveries to 5122.
562 of the new recoveries were patients under the home care system while 120 were in various hospitals.
On the sad not 9 patients have also succumbed to the virus, bringing the total number of fatalities so far to 234.