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Kenya Records 418 New Coronavirus Cases, National Tally Jumps to 13,771

by Robert Mwangi
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Health Chief Administrative Secretary (CAS) Rashid Aman on Monday, 20th July, confirmed that 418 more people have tested positive for the dreaded coronavirus disease.

In a press briefing at Afya House, Nairobi, the CAS said that 2,274 samples were collected and analysed within the last 24 hours.

Some 408 of the new cases are Kenyans while 10 are foreigners.

They are 263 males and 155 females aged between one and 86.

“The trend of our men contracting the disease is still high and males need to take precautions. The ages of the patients can also tell you that every one can get this disease,” Dr Aman said.

At the same time, 494 patients have responded positively to treatment, pushing the number of recoveries to 5,616.

Some 465 of the recoveries had been receiving treatment at home and 29 were in hospitals.

However, the number of fatalities has soared to 238 after 19 more patients succumbed.

Now, 19 becomes the highest number of deaths to be reported in a single day.

The CAS warned that burials could soon turn into Covid-19 epicentres after Kenyans began flouting the social distancing rule at funerals.

“We must remember that the disease is firmly within us. Therefore, it is high time we observed the safety guidelines, especially at funerals,” he said.

Distribution of The Cases By Counties

The 418 cases are spread out as follows: Nairobi (292), Kiambu (54), Machakos (28), Kajiado (13), Mombasa (six), Nakuru (five), Narok (five), Meru (five), Kitui (three), Nyandarua (two) and Nyeri (two).

Busia, Garissa and Isiolo counties recorded one case each.

In Nairobi, the infections are in Starehe (31), Lang’ata (27), Kibra (23), Westlands (21), Makadara (20), Roysambu (19), Embakasi East (18), Dagoretti North (17), Embakasi West (16), Dagoretti South (15), Kasarani (14), Embakasi Central (13), Mathare (12), Embakasi North (11), Ruaraka (11) and Kamukunji (nine).

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