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BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,23RD AUG,2020-The number of COVID-19 cases in Kenya has risen to 32, 364 after 246 more people tested positive from 4,179 samples tested in the last 24 hours.
In a statement issued on Sunday, the Ministry of Health said the new cases include 238 Kenyans and 8 foreigners. The youngest case is a one-year old infant while the oldest is 87 years.
At the same time the six more people succumbed to the virus bringing the number of deaths recorded so far to 548 with the number of recoveries rising to 18,670 after 217 patients recovered from the disease.
“Today, 217 patients have recovered from the disease, with 178 being from the Home-Based Care program, while 39 have been discharged from various hospitals.The total number of recoveries now stands at 18,670,” said the Ministry.
Te distribution of the cases by Counties is as follows; Nairobi 78, Kajiado 24, Kiambu 22, Nakuru 20, Busia 17, Trans Nzoia 17, Machakos 16, Kirinyaga 12, Kisii 11, Kisumu 8, Mombasa 6, Embu 3, Garissa 2, Nyeri 2, Nyamira 1, Kakamega 1, Isiolo 1, Kitui 1, Kericho 1, Murang’a 1, Kilifi 1 and Tharaka Nithi 1.
The 78 cases in Nairobi are in, Starehe (17), Dagoretti North (10), Langata (7), Embakasi East (5), Westlands (5), Embakasi Central (4), Kasarani (4), Kibra (4), Dagoretti South (3), Embakasi West (3), Makadara (3), Mathare (3), Ruaraka (3), Embakasi South (2), Kamukunji (2) Roysambu (2) and Embakasi North (1)
In Kajiado, the 24 cases are in Kajiado East (13), Kajiado North (5), Loitokitok (5) and Kajiado Central (1). In Kiambu, the 22 cases are in, Thika (16), Kiambaa (2), Kiambu Town (2), Kabete and Ruiru (1) case each, while in Nakuru, the 20 cases are in Nakuru East (7), Nakuru West (7), Naivasha (3), Gilgil (2) and Rongai (1).
The 17 cases in Busia are from Matayos (10), Teso South (4) and Teso North (3). In Trans Nzoia, the 17 cases are all in Saboti, and in Machakos, the 16 cases are Athi River (15) and Machakos Town (1) while in Kirinyaga, the 12 cases are all in Kirinyaga Central.
In Kisii, the 11 cases are in Kitutu Chache South (10) and Bomachoge Borabu (1), in Kisumu, the 8 cases are in Kisumu Central (4), Nyando (2), Kisumu East and Kisumu West (1) case each.
In Mombasa, the 6 cases are in Mvita (5) and Jomvu (1) while in Embu, the 3 cases are all in Manyatta. In Garissa, the 2 cases are all in Garissa Town and the 2 cases in Nyeri, are all in Nyeri Central.
The case in Nyamira, is in the town, the case in Kakamega, is in Malava, the case in Isiolo, is in the town, the case in Kitui, is in Mwingi Central, the case in Kericho, is in Ainamoi, the case in Murang’a, is in Gatanga, the case in Kilifi, is in Malindi while the case in Tharaka Nithi, is in Chuka.