Kenya Covid-19 Cases Surpass 22,000 Mark as 690 More Test Positive

Kenya has recorded 690 more Covid-19 cases from a sample size of 5,393 taken in the last 24 hours, bringing the national tally to 22,053.

In a statement issued on Sunday, 2nd August, the Ministry of Health said the new cases were 681 Kenyans and nine foreigners, with 492 being males and 198 females.

The youngest patient is a six-month-old infant and the oldest is 83.

Nairobi continues to lead with highest number of new infections at 535, Kiambu 56, Kajiado 28, Nyeri 24, Busia nine, Machakos seven, Nakuru six, Kisumu six, Embu four, Garissa four, Laikipia three, and Narok three, while Meru, Mombasa, Nyandarua, Bungoma, Kwale have one case each.

“We are happy to inform that 58 patients have been discharged from various hospitals, bringing the total number of recoveries to 8,477. We congratulate our healthcare workers for this effort,” read the statement.

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“On a sad note, five patients died from the disease, bringing our fatality to 369. Our sincere condolences to the bereaved families and friends of the departed.”

Distribution of Cases Per Sub-County:

The 535 confirmed cases in Nairobi County are spread out as follows:

Westlands 63, Langata 44, Dagoretti North and Dagorreti South 43 cases each, Embakasi East 40, Starehe 38, Kamukunji 32, Makadara 30, Embakasi South 29, Kasarani 27, Kibra 25, Embakasi West 23 and Roysambu 21.

Embakasi North has 20 cases, and Embakasi Central, Ruaraka and Mathare have 19 each.

Kiambu County:

The 56 cases are in Ruiru 15, Gatundu South 12, Kikuyu 11, Limuru six, Kiambu Town four, Kiambaa three, Juja two, Kabete has two and Lari one.

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Kajiado and Nyeri Counties:

The 28 cases are in Kajiado East 18, Kajiado North 8 and Kajiado Central two, while in Nyeri, all the 24 cases are in Nyeri Central.

Busia and Machakos:

The nine cases are in Teso North seven and Matayos two.

In Machakos, the seven cases are in Athi- River five, Machakos Town and Yatta have one case each.

Nakuru and Kisumu:

The six cases are in Naivasha four, Nakuru West two, while in Kisumu the six cases are in Kisumu Central five, and Kisumu East one.

Embu and Garissa:

The four cases are all in Manyatta and in Garissa, the four cases are in Garissa Town.

Laikipia and Narok:

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The three cases are all in Laikipia West and in Narok, three cases are in Narok North.

Meru ,Mombasa, Nyandarua, Bungoma and Kwale counties have one case each in, Imenti Central, Likoni, Kinangop, Webuye West and Msambweni.

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