Kenya records 141 new coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours as 64 recoveries

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BY JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,29TH JAN,2021-The Ministry of Health has announced 141 new cases of the coronavirus, tested from a sample of 5,644 people in the last 24 hours.

In a televised address on Friday, Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe said the new infections pushed the total of confirmed cases to 100,563.

Kenya has so far conducted 1,177,811 coronavirus tests.

From the new cases, 124 are Kenyans while 71 are females; the youngest is a 2-month-old baby while the oldest 100.

In terms of County distribution; Nairobi 81, Kilifi 14, Kiambu 6, Kajiado 6, Siaya 6, Kisumu 5, Uasin Gishu 4, Mombasa 3, Lamu 3, Nakuru 3, Busia 2, Garissa 2, Bungoma 2, Machakos 1, Nyamira 1, Kirinyaga 1, and Turkana 1.

In terms of Sub County distribution; the 81 cases in Nairobi are from Westlands (17), Lang’ata (13), Kibra (12), Dagoretti North (11), Kamukunji (4), Dagoretti South, Embakasi Central and Embakasi South (3) cases each, Kasarani, Makadara, Mathare, Roysambu, Ruaraka and Starehe (2) cases each. Embakasi East, Embakasi North and Embakasi West (1) case each. In Kilifi, the 14 cases are from Kilifi North (13) and Malindi (1).

In Kiambu, the 6 cases are from Ruiru (2), Juja, Kabete, Limuru and Thika (1) case each. In Kajiado, the 6 cases are from Kajiado North (4) and Kajiado East (2). In Siaya, the 6 cases are from Ugunja (4) and Alego Usonga (2).

In Kisumu the 5 cases are from Kisumu Central (4) and Seme (1).

In Uasin Gishu, the 4 cases are from Ainabkoi (3) and Kesses (1). In Mombasa, the 3 cases are from Nyali (2) and Jomvu (1). In Lamu all the 3 cases are from Lamu West, while in Nakuru the 3 cases are from Nakuru East, Njoro and Rongai.

The 2 cases in Busia, are from Matayos, the 2 cases in Garissa are from Dadaab and the 2 cases in Bungoma are from Kanduyi and Webuye East (1) case each.

The case in Machakos is from Athi River, the case in Nyamira is from Borabu, the case in Kirinyaga is from Kirinyaga Central and the case in Turkana is from Turkana West.

At the same time, CS Kagwe said that 64 people have recovered from the virus in the last 24 hours, pushing the tally of recoveries to 83,821. 

Kenya’s total coronavirus deathtoll remains 1,753.

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