By: Justus Obando @MountKenyaTimes
After the Ministry of Health announced the confirmation of 74 more positive cases, the number of Covid-19 cases in the country rose to 1962.
Health CAS Rashid Aman said the latest cases are from 1,574 samples that were tested in the last 24 hours.
To date, Kenya has tested a total of 78,536 samples.
County distribution of the 74 new cases is as follows: Nairobi 35, Mombasa 23, Busia 6, Kiambu 2, Kwale 2, Kajiado 2, Kilifi 1, Uasin Gishu 1, Taita Taveta 1, Laikipia 1.
Taita Taveta became the latest county to report coronavirus positive cases. The total number of counties with coronavirus infections is now 34.
The distribution of cases by sub-counties is; Nairobi the 35 cases are from; Langata 19, Embakasi East and Embakasi Central 3 cases each, Dagoretti North, Westlands, Embakasi South 2 cases each, Kasarani, Kamukunji, Makadara, and Starehe, 1 case each
In Mombasa, the 23 cases are from Mvita 11, Kisauni 4, Likoni, and Nyali 3 cases each, and Jomvu and Changamwe 1 case each.
In Busia, the 6 cases are from Alupe mandatory quarantine 5 and Malaba point of entry 1 case.
In Kiambu, the 2 cases are from Ruiru 1 and Limuru 1 while in Kwale, the 2 cases are from Msambweni 1 and Lungalunga point of entry 1.
In Kajiado, the 2 cases are from Kajiado North 1 and Kajiado Central 1.
In Uasin Gishu, the one case is 6 from Turbo. In Kilifi, the one case is from Kilifi quarantine facility; while the one case in Laikipia, is from Laikipia East and lastly, the Taita Taveta case is from Taveta quarantine facility.
Out of the 74 positive cases; 55 are males and nineteen 19 are females, while age ranges from 3 years for the youngest and 79 years for the oldest.
However, 14 people have been discharged, bringing the total recovery to 478.
One person has succumbed to Covid-19 bringing the total fatalities to 64.
On Sunday, Dr. Oman also revealed that the Nairobi remand prison accounted for a large number of Makadara cases on Saturday.
According to him, there were initially two cases, and they were isolated from the other population.
“We will continue to watch and work with the correctional departments to look at all the remand prisons,” Aman said.
He added that the Ministry of Health is consulting with the prison department to see how to break the spread.