More recoveries, 271 new cases reported

Monday, August 17th, 2020 00:00 | By
Health Cabinet secretary Mutahi Kagwe. Photo/Gerald Ithana

The country yesterday recorded another 271 new corona cases, raising the total number of positive cases to 30,120.

Another 686 patients have recovered in the last 24 hours, bringing the total number of recoveries to 16,656.

In a statement, Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe said that 60 of those who recovered were from various medical facilities while 626 from home-based care programme.

“We have recorded 271 new cases, which were drawn from 3,746 people whose samples were tested in the last 24 hours.

This brings he country’s cumulative numbers of those tested to 391,416,” said Kagwe.

However, two more people succumbed to the virus, bringing the fatalities to 474. 

From the new cases, 268 were Kenyans and 3 were foreigners. 

A total of 170 were male and 101 were female, with the youngest case being an 8 months infant and the eldest was 86 years.

Distribution by counties showed that Nairobi continues to lead with another 126 cases, followed by Busia with 14, Kirinyaga (13), Machakos (12), Narok (12), Kiambu (11), Kajiado, Kitui and Nakuru had 10.

Kisumu, Samburu and Garissa had 8 cases each, Mombasa had 6, Nyeri and Trans Nzoia had four cases each, Lamu had three, Kakamega and Kisii had two cases each while Bungoma, Kilifi, Makueni, Murang’a and Siaya had one case each. 

In Nairobi, the cases were in Westlands (19), Kamukunji (14), Ruaraka (11), Kasarani, Lang’ata and Roysambu had 9 cases each, Dagoretti North, Embakasi South and Kibra had five cases each, Embakasi Central and North had 4 cases each while Mathare had three cases.

The Busia cases were reported in Matayos, which had 11 cases, and Teso North had three cases. All the 13 cases in Kirinyaga were in Kirinyaga East.

In Machakos, 7 cases were drawn from  Machakos Town, three from Athi River while Kangundo and Yatta had one case each.

Narok’s cases were drawn from Narok North, Narok East and Trans- Mara West with 10 and 1 case respectively.

In Kiambu, 4 cases were recorded in Kabete and Ruiru, Kiamba, Kiambu Town and Kikuyu had one each, while in Kajiado all the cases were from Kajiado North. 

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In Kitui, the 10 cases were all in Kitui Central while in Nakuru, Naivasha and Nakuru East had 5 cases each.

The 8 cases in Kisumu were reported in Muhoroni and Nyando with three cases each and Kisumu West had 2 while in Samburu all the 8 cases were from Samburu Central.

The eight Garissa cases were from Garissa Town while Mombasa’s cases were from Mvita, Jomvu and Kisauni.

In Trans Nzoia, the four cases were in Saboti while Cherangani and Kiminini had one case each. In Kitutu Chache, the two cases were in Kitutu Chache South. 

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