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BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,26TH SEPT,2020-The Ministry of Health on Saturday said 164 people tested positive for COVID-19 from a sample size of 3,872 tested in the last 24 hours, bringing to 37,871 the total number of confirmed infections.
Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe in a statement to newsrooms said, from the cases, 140 are Kenyans and 24 are foreigners; 115 are males and 49 females while the youngest is a 6-months old infant and the oldest is 81.
Distribution of cases by counties is as follows; Nairobi (41), Busia (22), Kisumu (17), Turkana (14), Embu (12), Mombasa (11), Nakuru (10), West Pokot (6), Trans Nzoia (5), Narok (4), Machakos (4), Uasin Gishu (4), Kilifi (3), Bungoma (2), Kiambu (2), Marsabit (2), Kakamega, Kericho, Nandi, Siaya, Taita Taveta have 1 case each.
The 41 cases in Nairobi are from Lang’ata (10), Dagoretti North (5), Roysambu (5), Westlands (3), Dagoretti South, Embakasi East, Embakasi South, Mathare and Starehe (2) cases each while Embakasi Central, Embakasi North, Embakasi West, Kamukunji, Kasarani, Kibra, Makadara and Ruaraka have (1) case each.
In Busia, the 22 cases are from Matayos (12) and Teso North (10). In Kisumu, the 17 cases are from Kisumu Central (16) and Kisumu East (1) case.
In Turkana, all the 14 cases are from Turkana West. Embu’s 12 cases are all from Manyatta. In Mombasa, the 11 cases are from Mvita (5) and Nyali (3) while Changamwe, Kisauni and Likoni have (1) case each. In Nakuru, the 10 cases are from Naivasha (7) and Nakuru East (3). In West Pokot, the 6 cases are from Pokot West.
CS Kagwe also stated that 77 people recovered from the disease, 40 of them were discharged from various hospitals while 37 were under the Home-Based Care Program, taking the total recoveries so far to 24, 581.
Seven patients however succumbed to the disease, bringing the fatality to 689.