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Kenya records 186 new COVID-19 cases,3 deaths and 75 recoveries

BY KORIR JUMA,NAIROBI,21ST JAN,2021-The Ministry of Health has announced 186 new COVID-19 infections, tested from a sample of 8,049 in the last 24 hours.

The new infections push Kenya’s total virus caseload to 99,630 and the total number of samples tested so far to 1,142,543.

The cases are distributed across the country as follows: Nairobi 95, Mombasa 23, Busia 17, Kiambu 10, Isiolo 6, Kwale 6, Nakuru 5, Uasin Gishu 5, Taita Taveta 3, Kajiado 2, Siaya 2, Kakamega 2, Machakos 2, Kisumu 2, Kilifi 1, Nandi 1, Nyamira 1, Makueni 1, Migori 1 and Bungoma 1.

In terms of Sub County distribution; the 95 cases in Nairobi are from Lang’ata (19), Dagoretti North (15), Westlands (9), Kibra (8), Embakasi Central (7), Kasarani, Ruaraka and Starehe (5) cases each, Dagoretti South, Embakasi East and Embakasi South (4) cases each, Embakasi West (3), Embakasi North and Mathare (2) cases each, Kamukunji, Makadara, and Roysambu (1) case each.

In Mombasa, the 23 cases are from Mvita (17), Likoni (2), Changamwe, Jomvu, Kisauni and Nyali (1) case each.

In Busia, the 17 cases are from Matayos (11), Teso South (5) and Teso North (1)

In Kiambu, the 10 cases are from Kiambu Town (4), Gatundu South, Githunguri, Kabete, Kiambaa, Ruiru and Thika (1) case each.

The 2 cases in Kajiado, are from Kajiado East and Loitokitok (1) case each, the 2 cases in Siaya, are from Alego Usonga and Rarieda (1) case each, the 2 cases in Kakamega, are from Lurambi and Mumias West (1) case each.

According to the statement, 75 patients have also recovered from the virus, pushing the total of recoveries to 82,729.

Further, the Ministry of Health said 3 more people had succumbed to the virus in the country, pushing the total of fatalities to 1,739.

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