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BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,4TH OCT 2020-The Ministry of Health has announced 243 new cases of the novel coronavirus tested from a sample size of 4,385 in the last 24 hours.
The new cases push the country’s total caseload to 39,427 from the 563,483 samples tested so far.
All the new cases are Kenyans except 6 who are foreigners.
In terms of gender, 179 are males while 64 are females.
The youngest patient is a four-month old infant while the oldest is 80.
Distribution of the cases by Counties is as follows; Nairobi 70, Nakuru 44, Trans Nzoia 30, Kisumu 15, Mombasa 15, Narok 13, Kiambu 11, Kericho 10, Kakamega 7, Machakos 6, Isiolo 4, Kajiado 3, Meru 3, Bungoma 3, Nandi 3, Uasin Gishu 2, Bomet 1, Kirinyaga 1, Laikipia 1 and Kilifi 1.
In terms of Sub County Distribution; the 70 cases in Nairobi, are from Starehe (28), Lang’ata (12), Kasarani (6), Kibra and Westlands (5) cases each, Embakasi West (3), Dagoretti North and Kamukunji (2) cases each, Dagoretti South, Embakasi East, Embakasi North, Embakasi South, Makadara, Roysambu and Ruaraka (1) case each.
In Nakuru, the 44 cases are from Naivasha (20), Nakuru East (12),
Nakuru West (7), Rongai (4) and Nakuru North (1).
In Trans Nzoia, the 30 cases are from Saboti (29) and Kiminini (1).
In Kisumu, the 15 cases are from Kisumu Central (11), Kisumu East and Nyando (2) cases each.
In Mombasa, the 15 cases are from Jomvu (11) and Mvita (4).
In Narok, the 13 cases are from Narok North (7), Trans Mara East (4), Narok East and Narok South (1) case each.
In Kiambu, the 11 cases are from Thika (6), Ruiru (4) and Kikuyu (1), while in Kericho, the 10 cases are all from Ainamoi.
In Kakamega, the 7 cases are from Lurambi (4), Shinyalu (2) and Lugari (1).
In Machakos, the 6 cases are from Machakos Town (3),
Kathiani (2) and Athi River (1), while in Isiolo, the 4 cases are all from Isiolo Town.
The 3 cases in Kajiado, are from Kajiado North 2 and Kajiado East (1), the 3 cases in Meru, are all from Imenti North, the 3 cases in Bungoma, are from Kimilili, Sirisia and Webuye West (1) case each, the 3 cases in Nandi are from are Chesumei (2) and Mosop (1), the 3 cases in Uasin Gishu, are from Moiben and Turbo (1) case each, while the 2 cases in Bomet, are all from Bomet Central.
The case in Kirinyaga, is from Kirinyaga Central, the case in
Laikipia, is from Laikipia East, and the case in Kilifi, is from Malindi.
At the same time the health ministry has announced 233 new recoveries.
219 were from the home-based care program whilst 14 were discharged from various hospitals across the country.
So far 26,659 people have recovered from the virus in the country.
The total number of fatalities from the virus has also risen to 731 after 3 patients succumbed