Kenya records 81 new COVID-19 cases, 51 recoveries

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BY JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,19TH JAN,2021-The ministry of health has announced 81 new corona virus in the last 24 hours brining the total number of infection in the country to  99,308 after sample size of 2,347 was tested within the period .

The new cases are distributed across the country as follows: In terms of County distribution; Nairobi 49, Turkana 7, Nakuru 5, Nyamira 5, Kajiado 3, Nyeri 3, Migori 2, Mombasa 2, Kiambu 1, Kisumu 1, Kitui 1, Trans Nzoia 1 and Vihiga 1.

In terms of Sub County distribution; the 49 cases in Nairobi are from Kibra, Lang’ata and Westlands (6) cases each, Kamukunji and Starehe (5) cases each, Dagoretti North (4), Makadara (3), Kasarani, Mathare, Roysambu and Ruaraka (2) cases each, Dagoretti South, Embakasi Central, Embakasi East, Embakasi North, Embakasi South and Embakasi West (1) case each.

In Turkana all the 7 cases are from Turkana West.

In Nakuru the 5 cases are from Naivasha and Rongai (2) cases each, Kuresoi South (1). In Nyamira the 5 cases are from Nyamira Town (4) and Borabu (1).

In Kajiado the 3 cases are from Kajiado East (2) and Kajiado North (1).

In Nyeri the 3 cases are from Nyeri Central (2) and Mathira East (1).

In Migori the 2 cases are from Suna East. In Mombasa the 2 cases are from Likoni and Mvita (1) case each.

The case in Kiambu is from Juja, the case in Kisumu is from Kisumu Central, the case in Kitui is from Kitui West, the case in Trans Nzoia is from Cherangany and the case in Vihiga is from Vihiga.

The Ministry of Health, in a statement issued on Tuesday, also announced that 51 more patients had recovered from the virus raising the total of recoveries to 82,478.

The total number of fatalities remains 1,734.

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