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Covid-19: 12 dead as 616 more test positive in last 24 hours

Reproductive Health - By Mercy Asamba

Health CS Mutahi Kagwe.

Kenya has recorded 616 new Covid-19 infections and 12 additional deaths in the past 24 hours raising the country's total caseload to 44,196.

The coronavirus death toll now stands at 825.

In a statement by the Ministry of Health on Saturday, the Ministry announced that the new cases are from a sample size of 5,512. This pushes the country’s cumulative tests to 617,064.

From the cases, 594 are Kenyans and 22 are foreigners and 391 are males and 225 females. The youngest is an eight-month- old infant while the oldest is 86.

On a positive note, 104 patients recovered with 83 on the home-based care programme while 21 were discharged from various hospitals bringing the total number of recoveries to 31,752.

In terms of county distribution, Nairobi is leading with 121 cases, followed by Nakuru and Uasin Gishu with 110 and 74 cases respectively.

Other counties recorded; Mombasa 55, Kakamega 32, Kericho 29, Kisumu 26, Bungoma 21, Garissa 20, Turkana 16, Kiambu 13, Homa Bay 10, Kajiado 10, Kisii 10, Laikipia 9, Busia 8, Isiolo 6, West Pokot 6, Murang'a 6, Bomet 5, Meru 4, Narok 4, Embu 3, Baringo 3, Nyeri 2, Kwale 2, Machakos 2, Makueni 2, Siaya 2, Elgeyo Marakwet 1, Wajir 1, Nandi 1, Kirinyaga 1, and Trans Nzoia 1.

In terms of Sub County Distribution; In Nairobi, the 121 cases are from Lang'ata (24), Kasarani (11) Roysambu (10), Dagoretti North, Embakasi East and Kibra (9) cases each, Dagoretti South and Westlands (7) cases each, Makadara (6), Embakasi South and Starehe (5) cases each, Kamukunji and Ruaraka (4) cases each, Embakasi Central, Embakasi North and Mathare (3) cases each, Embakasi West (2).

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