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Kenya records 174 new COVID19 cases, 86 recoveries, 2 deaths

BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,16TH FEB,2021-The Ministry of Health on Tuesday announced that 174 people tested positive for COVID-19 out of a sample size of 2,848 tested in the last 24 hours, taking the total confirmed infections to 103,188.

From the cases, 159 are Kenyans while 15 are foreigners; 92 are males and 82 are females, while the youngest is a one-year-old baby and the oldest is 79.

Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe, in a statement to newsrooms, said 86 patients recovered from the coronavirus; 65 from the Home-Based Isolation and Care while 21 were discharged from various health facilities, raising the tally of recoveries to 85,336.

CS Kagwe however also noted that 2 patients succumbed to COVID-19, pushing the cumulative fatalities to 1,797.

The 174 cases were distributed across various counties as follows; Nairobi 124, Nakuru 10, Mombasa 9, Kiambu 7, Kilifi 4, Uasin Gishu 4, Murang’a 3, Machakos 3, Embu 2, Kajiado 2, Kirinyaga 1, Makueni 1, Migori 1, Taita Taveta 1, Elgeyo Marakwet 1 and Wajir 1.

The 124 cases in Nairobi are from Lang’ata (43), Dagoretti North (16), Kibra and Westlands (7) cases each, Mathare (6), Embakasi Central, Kamukunji, Roysambu and Ruaraka (5) cases each, Embakasi South, Kasarani and Starehe (4) cases each, Dagoretti South, Embakasi East, Embakasi North and Makadara (3) cases each, Embakasi West (1).

In Nakuru, the 10 cases are from Subukia (5), Naivasha (2), Nakuru East and Njoro (1) case each. In Mombasa the 9 cases are from Mvita (3), Jomvu and Nyali (2) cases each, Kisauni and Likoni (1) case each.

In Kiambu, the 7 cases are from Ruiru (2), Gatundu South, Kiambaa, Kiambu town, Limuru and Thika (1) case each. In Kilifi, the 4 cases are from Kaloleni and Kilifi North with (2) cases each.

In Uasin Gishu, the 4 cases are from Ainabkoi (3) and Turbo (1). In Murang’a, the 3 cases are from Kiharu, Maragua and Mathioya (1) case each.

In Machakos, all the 3 cases are from Athi River. In Embu, the 2 cases are from Manyatta and Runyenjes (1) case each while in Kajiado, the 2 cases are from Kajiado East and Kajiado North (1) case each.

The case in Kirinyaga is from Kirinyaga Central, the case in Makueni is from Makueni, the case in Migori is from Suna East, the case in Taita Taveta is from Vol, the case in Elgeyo Marakwet is from Keiyo North and the case in Wajir us from Wajir East.

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