Kenya records 69 new COVID-19 infections, 6 deaths and 98 recoveries

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BY JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,28TH DEC 2020-The Ministry of Health has announced 69 new COVID-19 infections from a sample of 1,987 tested in the last 24 hours.

The new infections push the total number of confirmed cases to 95,992 and the total number of samples tested so far to 1,035,309.

From the new cases, 53 are Kenyans while 16 are foreigners. The patients include 40 males and 29 females.

The youngest patient is a 3-year-old child while the oldest is 86.

Distribution of the cases by Counties is as follows; Nairobi 44, Busia 5, Mombasa 5, Kilifi 5, Kajiado 3, Machakos 1, Meru 1, Nyamira 1, Kiambu 1, Nyandarua 1, Kitui 1, and Nakuru 1.

In terms of Sub County Distribution; In Nairobi, the 44 cases are from Kibra (7), Lang’ata and Starehe (6) cases each, Ruaraka (5), Kamukunji and Westlands (3) cases each, Dagoretti North, Embakasi Central and Roysambu (2) cases each, Dagoretti South, Embakasi East, Embakasi North, Embakasi South, Embakasi West, Kasarani, Makadara, and Mathare (1) case each.

In Busia, the 5 cases are from Teso North (4) and Matayos (1).

In Mombasa, the 5 cases are from Mvita (4) and Changamwe (1).

In Kilifi, all the 5 cases are from Malindi. In Kajiado, the 3 cases are from Kajiado East (2) and Kajiado North (1).

The case in Machakos, is from Athi River while the case in Meru is from Imenti North.

The case in Nyamira is from Borabu while the case in Kiambu is from Ruiru.

Nyandarua’s single case is from Ndaragwa while the case in Kitui is from Kitui Central.

The case from Nakuru is from Nakuru East.

At the same time, the total number of recoveries in the country has risen to 77,521 after 98 new recoveries.

77 were from the home-based care system while 21 had been admitted across various hospitals in the country.

On a sad note, 6 patients succumbed to the disease, pushing the total of fatalities so far to 1,664.

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