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BY JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,24TH AUG 2020-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.