Covid-19: Cases rise to 6,366 after 176 people test positive

Covid-19 cases in Kenya are steadily rising

The Covid-19 case load in Kenya has reached 6,366 after 176 people tested positive within the last 24 hours. This is after 2,419 samples were tested, with the cumulative tests conducted being 169,836. All the 176 cases are Kenyans, with 100 males and 76 females. The youngest is a 3-year-old child and the oldest is 78 years. Speaking on Tuesday, Health CAS Rashid Aman said 26 patients have been discharged from various hospitals, bringing the total number of recoveries to 2,039, and he lauded the efforts put in by the healthcare workers. 4 more patients ave succumbed, however, as the number of fatalities reaches 148.

Of the new cases, Nairobi once again has recorded the most, keeping on with the trend in the past few weeks. The County has 99 cases-Dagoretti North 24, Starehe 16, Westlands 15, Embakasi East 13, Kibra 7, Makadara 5, Kasarani 4, Langata 3, Embakasi Central 2, Embakasi South, Mathare, Roysambu one each. Mombasa County has 20 cases-Mvita 7, Kisauni 5, Changamwe 5, Jomvu 2, Likoni 1. Kiambu County, which has also experienced an upsurge in cases recently, has 17 new cases-Kiambaa 7, Kikuyu 5, Ruiru 3, Juja and Thika 1 case each. Migori County has 13 cases-Kuria West 11, Suna East 2.

Uasin Gishu County has 10 cases-7 at Ainabkoi and 3 in Turbo. Kajiado County has 4 cases, 2 from Kajiado East and 2 from Kajiado North. Busia County, which is still experiencing the burden of cased among truck drivers has 4 cases, 2 in Matayos and 2 in Teso North. Kilifi has 3 cases-Kilifi North 2, Magarini 1. Makueni has 2 cases from Kibwezi West, while Machakos County has one case in Athi river. Narok County has one case in Narok West, Kisumu County has one case from Kisumu Central and Kakamega County has recorded one case from Malava.