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Kenya Registers 788 New Covid-19 Cases, National Tally Rises to 19,913

by Robert Mwangi
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Kenya on Thursday, 30th July, recorded 788 new coronavirus disease cases, bringing the national tally to 19,913.

Ministry of Health Chief Administrative Secretary (CAS) Rashid Aman said that 5,521 samples had been analysed over the last 24 hours.

Cumulatively, the country has tested 295,280 individuals since the pandemic hit the country in March.

Dr Aman noted that 785 of the new cases are Kenyans, while three are foreigners.

Today’s patients include 475 males and 313 females, while the youngest case is a one-year-old infant and the oldest is 89.

The Health CAS added that 1,000 more patients had been treated and discharged, pushing the total number of recoveries to 8,121.

Out of the new recoveries, eight had been enrolled for home-based care, while 92 were isolated in various hospitals across the country.

Regrettably, Kenya’s Covid-19 death toll has soared to 235 after 14 more patients died within the last one day.

At the same time, Dr Aman encouraged healthy eating habits, noting that it was necessary during this period.

“Remember to have a meal that includes all nutrients throughout the day. This will boost your immunity and protect you against diseases such as Covid-19,” he said.

Distribution of The Cases By Counties

The 788 new infections are spread out as follows: Nairobi (487), Kiambu (86), Nakuru (34), Kajiado (26), Mombasa (25), Machakos (21), Busia (20), Narok (14), Bomet (nine) and several other counties in single digits.

The distribution by sub-counties is as follows:

Nairobi: Lang’ata (58), Westlands (50), Dagoretti North (42), Embakasi East (39), Madaraka (34), Embakasi South (32), Starehe (32), Embakasi West (30), Roysambu (29), Kasarani (28), Ruaraka (19), Kibra (19), Dagoretti South (19), Embakasi North (18), Embakasi Central (14), Kamukunji (14) and Mathare (10).

Kiambu: Thika (19), Ruiru (13), Kiambaa (13), Kiambu Town (10), Kikuyu (eight), Juja (seven), Lari, Limuru and Kabete four cases each, Gatundu North and Githunguri two cases each.

Nakuru: Naivasha (21), Nakuru West (12) and Nakuru East (one).

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