1,018 People test positive for COVID19 as total infections now stands at 51,851

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BY KORIR JUMA,NAIROBI,28TH OCT 2020-The Ministry of Health on Wednesday announced that 1,018 people tested positive for COVID-19 from a sample size of 6,649 tested in the last 24 hours, this brings to 51,851 the number of confirmed infections in the country.

From the cases, 989 are Kenyans and 29 are foreigners; 657 are males and 361 females, while the youngest is a nine-month old infant and the oldest is 96 years.

The CS Mutahi Kagwe-led ministry also announced that 426 patients recovered from the disease, 312 from the Home-Based Care Program while 114 were discharged from various hospitals, taking the total recoveries to 35,258.

Sixteen patients however succumbed to the disease bringing the fatality to 950.

Distribution of the 1,018 cases by counties is as follows: Nairobi 199, Mombasa 117, Kiambu 102, Kericho 73, Nakuru 67, Bungoma 66, Uasin Gishu 55, Kisumu 50, Kilifi 40, Kisii 30, Bomet 18, Siaya 18, Nyeri 16, West Pokot 16, Meru 14, Isiolo 14, Machakos 12, Murang’a 10, Nandi 10, Laikipia 9, Kajiado 9, Garissa 9, Busia 8 Tharaka-Nithi 6, Nyamira 6, Kirinyaga 5, Vihiga 5, Samburu 5, Kakamega 4, Kwale 4,Trans Nzoia 3, Baringo 3, Wajir 3, Turkana 2, Narok 2, Nyandarua 2, Taita Taveta 2, Tana River 2, and Migori 1.

In Nairobi, the 199 cases are from Lang’ata (28), Westlands (27), Dagoretti North (20), Embakasi North (16), Dagoretti South (14), Kasarani (12), Makadara (11), Embakasi Central, Embakasi West and Mathare (10) cases each, Embakasi South (9), Ruaraka (8), Kibra and Starehe (7) cases each, Kamukunji (6), Embakasi East, and Roysambu (2) cases each.

In Mombasa, the 117 cases are from Mvita (42), Kisauni (23), Nyali (21), Jomvu (20), Likoni (7), Bamburi (3) and Changamwe (2). In Kiambu the 102 cases are from Thika Town (76), Kikuyu (6), Gatundu North and Githunguri (4) cases each, Juja and Lad (3) cases each, Kiambaa and Ruiru (2) cases each, Kiambu Town and Limuru (1) case each.

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