Health Chief Administrative Secretary (CAS) Mercy Mwangangi has announced 497 more people have tested positive for coronavirus in Kenya after examination of 4,922 samples. The new figure pushed Kenya’s COVID-19 tally from 10,294 recorded on Monday, July 13, to 10,791. Some 71 more patients, Mwangangi said, had been discharged from various hospitals across the country raising the number of recoveries to 3,017. “Anyone can get this disease so it is important that we take care of each other and we avoid stigmatising those who have the disease or those affected by it.
We need to remember that coronavirus is a disease and getting this disease is not a crime,” said Mwangangi. The death toll crossed the 200 mark and settled at 202 following the death of five more patients.
Of the 497cases tested, 480 are Kenyans while 17 are foreigners. On the other hand, 318 are male and 179 are female.
Unfortunately, five patients succumbed to the disease bring the total number of fatalities to 202.
The Ministry of Health noted that it was worried about the fast-rising of covid-19 in Nairobi, noting that 518 cases had been recorded in the last three days.
In the last 24 hours, Nairobi was in the lead with 292 cases, Kiambu (62) Kajiado (51) Machakos (30), Mombasa (28), Busia (10), Uasin Gishu (8), Nakuru (5), Makueni (3), Narok (2), Meru (2) while Kakamega, Kericho, Kilifi, Laikipia and Nandi all have 1 case each.