Kenya close to 30,000 Covid-19 cases
London, August 15, 2020 (AltAfrica)-Five hundred and fifteen more Covid-19 infections have raised the total number of confirmed cases in Kenya to 29,849, according to the Health ministry’s report on Saturday.
Health Chief Administrative Secretary (CAS) Mercy Mwangangi told the daily media briefing at Afya House in Nairobi that 6,353 samples had been tested in 24 hours and that the cumulative number as of August 15 was 387,670.
Dr Mwangangi also announced 672 more recoveries from the virus and seven more deaths, raising the counts in Kenya to 15,970 and 472 respectively.
Of the recovered patients, 607 were treated at home and 65 in health facilities.
Of the new patients, 496 were Kenyans and 19 foreigners, 316 male and 199 female, while the youngest was eight months old and the oldest 92.
In terms of case distribution, Nairobi led with 251 new infections and was followed by Kitui with 41, Kiambu with 33 and Kericho 23.
Kisii and Bomet recorded 19 cases each, Nakuru 18, Homa Bay 16 Laikipia 12, Murang’a 11, Migori 10, Nyeri nine, Uasin Gishu and Kajiado eight each, Mombasa seven, Lamu five, Narok and Busia four each, Embu, Machakos, Nandi, Nyandarua and Wajir three each and Kakamega two