NAIROBI – Kenya’s COVID-19 infections on Monday rose to 22,597 after 544 more patients tested positive for the disease from 2,653 samples tested in the last 24 hours, Africa Tembelea has learnt.
Speaking during the daily coronavirus press briefings at Afya House, in Nairobi, Kenya, Health Chief Administrative Secretary Dr. Rashid Aman said the 544 include 499 Kenyans and 45 foreigners.
According to Dr. Aman, the distribution of the cases by counties include 412 in Nairobi, 27 in Kiambu, Machakos 17, Kajiado 17, Garissa 16 and Uasin Gishu 14.
Others included 9 in Mombasa, 8 Nakuru, 5 Nyeri, Narok 5, Makueni 4, Laikipia 2, Muranga 1, Kilifi 1, Busia1, Embu 1, Bungoma 1, Kisii 1, Kwale 1 and 1 in Meru.
He also revealed that the tally of fatalities had risen to 382 after 13 more patients succumbed to the virus, with 10 of them having had underlying medical conditions.
Africa Tembelea understands that one of those who had succumbed was Homa Bay county-based nurse Marian Awuor Adumbo. Her death raised the number of medics who had died due to the virus to eight.
“Take extra precaution during this cold season by putting in place measures to avoid getting infections. Dress warmly, maintain social distance, wear masks, keep well hydrated by taking water and fluids. Also, engage in physical exercise,” said Dr. Aman.
To date, the number of recoveries in Kenya now stands at 8,740 after 263 more patients recovered, 176 of them under home-based care and the remaining 87 discharged from various facilities across the country.
Globally, as of Monday, August 3, the number of COVID-19 infections had topped 18,351,233 which included 694,918 deaths and 11,550,413 recoveries.