oday, 263 people have tested positive from 4,424 samples tested in the last 24 hours, bringing to 34,057 the number of confirmed positive cases. Our cumulative tests now stand at 450,146. From the cases, 259 are Kenyans while 4 are foreigners. In terms of gender, 180 are male and 83 female. The youngest is a one-year old baby, while the oldest is 83 years.
The distribution of the cases by Counties is as follows;
Nairobi 81, Kiambu 26, Embu 20, Makueni 18, Nakuru 15, Nyeri 13, Taita Taveta 10, Busia 10, Mombasa 9, Garissa 8, Kajiado 7, Kisii 6, Kitui 6, Tana River 5, Migori 4, Machakos 3, Lamu 3, Narok 3, Kisumu 2, Baringo 2, Bomet 2, Laikipia 2, Meru 2, Murang’a 2, Siaya 1, Vihiga 1, Isiolo 1 and Kilifi 1,
In terms of Sub County distribution, the 81 cases in Nairobi are in, Langata and Starehe (9) cases each, Kibra and Makadara (8) cases each, Embakasi West (7), Embakasi East, Embakasi South and Roysambu (5) cases each, Dagoretti North, Kasarani and Westlands (4) cases each, Dagoretti South and Embakasi North (3) cases each, Embakasi Central, Mathare and Ruaraka (2) cases each, and Kamukunji (1).
In Kiambu, the 26 cases are in Thika (10), Kiambu Town (6), Ruiru (5), Kikuyu (4) and Lari (1). In Embu, the 20 cases are in Mbeere South (18), Manyatta and Mbeere North (1) case each, while in Makueni, the 18 cases are all in Makueni Town.
In Nakuru, the 15 cases are in Nakuru West (14) and Nakuru East (1). In Nyeri, the 13 cases are in Mathira East (8) and Nyeri Central (5).
In Taita Taveta, the 10 cases are in Mwatate and Voi (4) cases each, and Taveta (2), the 10 cases in Busia, are in Teso South (6) and Teso North (4).
In Mombasa, the 9 cases are in Changamwe (3), Likoni (2), Jomvu, Kisauni, Mvita and Nyali (1) case each.
In Garissa, the 8 cases are in Garissa Town (5) and Dadaab (3), while in Kajiado, the 7 cases are in Kajiado North (6) and Kajiado East (1).
In Kisii, the 6 cases are in Kitutu Chache South (3), Nyaribari Chache (2) and Bobasi (1), while in Kitui, the 6 cases are in Kitui Central (5) and Kitui West (1).
In Tana River, the 5 cases are in Bura (3) and Garsen (2), while in Migori, the 4 cases are in Kuria East (2), Awendo and Migori (1) case each.
The 3 cases in Machakos, are in Athi River (2) and Machakos Town (1), the 3 cases in Lamu, are all in Lamu West and the 3 cases in Narok, are all in Narok East.
In Kisumu, the 2 cases are all in Kisumu Central, the 2 cases in Baringo, are all in Marigat, the 2 cases in Bomet, are all in Bomet East, the 2 cases in Laikipia, are in Laikipia East, the 2 cases in Meru, are Imenti North and Imenti South (1) case each, and the 2 cases in Murang’a, are all in Gatanga.
The case in Siaya is in Alego Usonga, the case in Vihiga is in the town, the case in Isiolo is in the town, while the case in Kilifi is Kilifi South.
Today, 98 patients have recovered from the disease, 79 from the Home-Based Care Program, and 19 have been discharged from various hospitals. Total recoveries now stand at 19,688. We thank our healthcare workers for the good work that has enabled us to achieve these results.
Unfortunately, we have lost 2 patients to the disease, bringing our fatality to 574. Our condolences to the family and friends of those who have lost their loved ones.
Health CS Mutahi Kagwe