Kenya has recorded 972 more Covid-19 positive cases over the last 24 hours as the country’s total caseload rises to 70,245.
In a press statement on Sunday, November 15, Health CS Mutahi Kagwe announced that 6,648 samples had been tested over the same period bringing the total number of samples tested so far to 789,952.
Of the positive cases, 929 were Kenyans while 43 were foreigners.
583 were male and 389 female, while the youngest case is a five-month-old infant and the oldest is aged 91 years.
At the same time, 352 patients have recovered from the disease; 253 were discharged from home-based care program and 99 from the various hospitals around the country bringing the total number of recoveries to 45,766.
Regrettably, 20 patients succumbed to the disease bringing the total number of deaths to 1,269.
“Once again, my sincere condolences to the family and friends of these medical doctors. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
“I have in my capacity as the Chairperson, convened a special meeting of the National Emergency Response Committee (NERC) tomorrow. The meeting is to review among other issues the rise in positive cases and
the current containment measures,” he noted.
Distribution of the cases by Counties is as follows; Nairobi 378, Kilifi 139, Mombasa 115, Kiambu 70, Machakos 42, Nakuru 31, Uasin Gishu 29, Kajiado 23, Meru 21, Murang’a 16, Busia 14, Nyeri 14, Kitui 12, Kisumu 8.
Kakamega 7, Tharaka Nithi 7, Turkana 6, Kwale 6, Kisii 5, Bungoma 4, Homabay 4, Nandi 3, Embu 3, Trans Nzoia 2, Taita Taveta 2, Isiolo 2, Laiklpia 2, Mandera 2, Samburu 1, Kirinyaga 1, Nyandarua 1, Makueni 1 and Garissa 1.
In terms of Sub County Distribution; the 378 cases in Nairobi, are from Dagoretti North (49), Lang’ata (47), Westlands (37), Starehe (31), Dagoretti South (26), Kamukunji (25), Embakasi North and Embakasi West (22) cases each.
Kibra (20), Embakasi East and Mathare (17) cases each, Makadara and Ruaraka (15) cases each, Kasarani (13),
Roysambu (10), Embakasi South (7) and Embakasi Central (5).
In Kilifi, the 139 cases are from Malindi (62), Magarini (42), Kaloleni (23), Kilifi North and Kilifi South (6) cases each.
In Mombasa, the 115 cases are from Jomvu (39), Mvita (27), Nyali (18), Kisauni (14), Likoni (11) and Changamwe (6).
In Machakos, the 42 cases are from Machakos Town (18), Athi River (14), Yatta (8), Masinga and Mwala (1) case each.
In Nakuru, the 31 cases are from Naivasha (19), Nakuru East (8), Rongai (3) and Nakuru West (1). In Uasin Gishu, the 29 cases are from Ainbakoi (16), Kesses (6), Kapseret (4), Soy (2) and Turbo (1).
In Kajiado, all the 23 cases are from Kajiado North. In Meru, the 21 cases are from Imenti North (15), Imenti South (3), Tigania East (2) and Imenti Central (1).
In Murang’a, the 16 cases are from Kiharu (10), Kigumo (3), Gatanga (2) and Kangema (1). In Busia, the 14 cases are from Matayos (10), Nambale and Teso South (2) cases each.
In Nyeri, the 14 cases are from Nyeri Central (9), Mathira east and Tetu (2) cases each while Mukurweini has (1) case.
In Kitui, the 12 cases are from Kitui Central (9), Mwingi Central (2) and Mwingi West (1). In Kisumu, the 8 cases are from Kisumu Central (7) and Kisumu East (1).
In Kakamega, the 7 cases are from Lurambi (3), Malava (3) and Shinyalu (1). In Tharaka Nithi, the 7 cases are from Mwimbi (4) and Tharaka South (3).
In Turkana, all the 6 cases are from Turkana West, while in Kwale, the 6 cases are from Msambweni (3), Matuga (2) and Kinango (1).
In Kisii, the 5 cases are from Kitutu Chache South (3), Bonchari and South Mugirango (1) case each. In Bungoma, the 4 cases are from Kanduyi (3) and Webuye East (1).
In Homabay the 4 cases are from Homabay Town (2), Mbita and Rachuonyo South (1) case each.
In Nandi, all the 3 cases are from Emgwen while the 3 cases in Embu, are from Manyatta (2) and Runyenjes (1).
The 2 cases in Trans Nzoia, are from Cherangany and Endebes (1) case each, all the 2 cases in
Taita Taveta, are from Voi, all the 2 cases in Isiolo, are from Isiolo Town, all the 2 cases in Laikipia, are from Laikipia East.
The 2 cases in Mandera, are from Mandera South and Mandera East with (1) case each. The case in Samburu is from Samburu Central, the case in Kirinyaga is from Kirinyaga Central, the case in Nyandarua, is from Ol Kalou.
The case in Makueni is from Kibwezi West, and the case in Garissa, is from Dadaab.