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BY KORIR JUMA,NAIROBI,15TH DEC,2020-The Ministry of Health on Tuesday announced that 404 people tested positive for COVID-19 from a sample size of 4,878 tested in the last 24 hours, bringing to 92,459 the number of confirmed infections in the country.
From the cases, 364 are Kenyans while 40 are foreigners; 266 are males and 138 females while the youngest is an 8-month-old infant and the oldest is 79.
Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe stated that 527 patients recovered from the disease – 408 from the Home Based Care Program while 119 were discharged from various hospitals – taking total recoveries to 73,979.
CS Kagwe, in a statement to newsrooms, however also said 11 patients succumbed to the coronavirus, hence cumulative fatalities now stand at 1,604.
Distribution of the cases by counties is as follows: Nairobi 118, Kilifi 110, Mombasa 66, Makueni 26, Nakuru 23, Kiambu 12, Kisumu 11, Turkana 9, Kwale 5, Nyeri 5, Siaya 4, Kajiado 4, Murang’a 3, Machakos 2, Meru 1, Kakamega 1, Kericho 1, Kirinyaga 1, Marsabit 1, and Lamu 1.
The 118 cases in Nairobi are from Lang’ata (21), Westlands (17), Dagoretti North (13), Kamukunji (10), Kibra (9), Ruaraka (8), Embakasi West (6), Roysambu (5), Embakasi East, Embakasi South, Kasarani and Mathare (4) cases each, Dagoretti South, Makadara and Starehe (3) cases each, Embakasi Central and Embakasi North (2) cases each.
In Kilifi, the 110 cases are from Malindi (75), Kilifi North (17), Kaloleni (11) and Magarini (7). In Mombasa, the 66 cases are from Mvita (33), Kisauni (30), Jomvu (2) and Likoni (1). In Makueni, all the 26 cases are from Kibwezi West.
In Nakuru, the 23 cases are from Nakuru East (9), Nakuru West (8), Molo and Rongai (2) cases each, Gilgil and Naivasha (1) case each. In Kiambu, the 12 cases are from Juja (5), Thika (2), Kabete, Kiambaa, Kiambu Town, Kikuyu and Ruiru (1) case each.
In Kisumu, all the 11 cases are from Kisumu Central, while in Turkana, all the 9 cases are from Turkana West. In Kwale, the 5 cases are from Msambweni, and in Nyeri, the 5 cases are from Nyeri Central (3), Mathira East and Tetu (1) case each.
In Siaya, the 4 cases are from Bondo (2), Alego Usonga and Gem (1) case each while, in Kajiado, the 4 cases are from Kajiado North (2), Kajiado East and Loitokitok (1) case each.
In Murang’a, the 3 cases are from Gatanga, Kigumo and Maragua (1) case each. In Machakos, the 2 cases are from Athi River and Masinga (1) case each.
The case in Meru, is from Tigania West, the case in Kakamega, is from Lurambi, the case in Kericho, is from Ainamoi, the case in Kirinyaga, is from Kirinyaga East, the case in Marsabit, is from Saku and the case in Lamu, is from Lamu West.