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BY JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,12TH OCT,2020-Eleven more patients have succumbed to COVID-19 in Kenya bringing the death toll recorded so far to 777.
In a statement issued on Monday, the Ministry of Health also announced that 73 people have tested positive from a sample size of 2,001 tested in the last 24 hours, bringing to 41, 619 the number of confirmed positive cases in the country.
“From the cases, 70 are Kenyans and 3 are foreigners. 46 are males and 27 females. The youngest is 17 years old while the oldest is 77,” reads the statement.
At the same time, 97 people have recovered from the disease with 66 being discharged from various hospitals and 31 from the Home-Based Care Program. Total recoveries now stand at 31,097.
The 73 new cases are distributed across the counties as follows: Nairobi 34, Kilifi 18, Mombasa 11, Busia 4, Taita Taveta 2, Kirinyaga 1. Kiambu 1, Meru 1 and Uasin Gishu 1.
In Nairobi, the 34 cases are from Kibra and Westlands (3) cases each, Dagoretti North, Dagoretti South, Embakasi Central, Embakasi East, Embakasi North, Embakasi South, Embakasi West, Kamukunji, Lang’ata, Makadara, Mathare, Roysambu, Ruaraka and Starehe (2) cases each.
In Kilifi, the 18 cases are from Magarini (12), Malindi (4) and Kilifi South (2). In Busia, the 4 cases are from Matayos (3) and Teso North (1). In Taita Taveta, the 2 cases are all from Voi.
The case in Kirinyaga, is from Kirinyaga Central, the case in Kiambu, is from Kiambu Town, the case in Meru, is from Imenti North and the case in Uasin Gishu, is from Turbo.