New high as 600 patients discharged
Thursday, August 6th, 2020
Oliver Musembi and Mathew Ndung’u
Some 603 people have been discharged after recovering from Covid-19.
Out of the figure, 10 recovered from the disease over the last 24 hours, according to Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe.
The figure, which is the highest so far, brings to 9,930 the total number of recoveries since the pandemic struck in March.
Out of the latest recoveries, 167 were undergoing home-based care.
At the same time, 671 people tested positive for coronavirus out of a sample of 6,200 tests done, bringing the countrywide total of new infections to 23,873. Out of this 385 were male and 337 female.
Out of the new cases, 633 are Kenyans while 38 are foreigners, with 413 males and 258 females. The youngest is a three-year-old and the oldest is 94.
Nairobi leads with 376 new cases, followed by Kiambu county whose newly recorded infection figures hit an all-time high of 112.
Dagoretti North registered 42, Lang’ata 37, Westlands 34, Kibra 25, while Kamukunji and Kasarani recorded 23 cases respectively.
Others were Makadara 22, Embakasi East 21, Starehe 21, Dagoretti South 20, Rwaraka 20, Embakasi South 19, Roysambu 17, Embakasi North 15, Embakasi West 14, Embakasi Central 12 and Mathare 11.
In Kiambu, Kiambu town led with 36 new cases followed by Ruiru, 28. Thika 26 and Juja nine.
The county recently ranked second after Nairobi overtaking Mombasa whose infection cases have since declined drastically.
Over the same period, the minister added, three patients succumbed to the disease, among them two healthcare workers pushing the fatalities to 391.
Kagwe was launching the new Infectious Diseases Unit and the Intensive Care Unit at the Kenyatta University Teaching ,Research and Referral Hospital (KUTRRH) where he also received 20 newly hired Cuban doctors who will be dispatched to various health institutions across the country.
He said the number of those tested for Covid-19 cumulatively stands at 329,123 which represent three per cent of the total number of case loads which is 10 per cent globally.