Kenya’s cumulative COVID-19 tests cross 1million mark

A medical worker takes a sample for COVID-19 during a community testing, as authorities race ...
A medical worker takes a sample for COVID-19 during a community testing, as authorities race to contain the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Abuja, Nigeria April 15, 2020. REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde

Kenya’s cumulative COVID-19 tests now stand at 1,008,518.

Health CS Mutahi Kagwe said out of the 5,025 tested in the last 24 hours, 349 people have tested positive for the virus.

This brings to 94,500 the number of confirmed positive cases in the country.

From the latest cases, 334 are Kenyans while 15 are foreigners. 230 are males and 119 females. The youngest is an 11-month old infant, while the oldest is 98.

Distribution of the cases by counties is as follows; Nairobi 156, Nyeri 34, Kirinyaga 30, Meru 27., Uasin Gishu 25, Nombasa 17, Kiambu 15, Busia 13, Nandi 7, Murang’a 6, Nyandarua 4, Machakos 3, Garissa 2, Kisii 2, Trans Nzoia 2, Tharaka Nithi 1, Turkana 1, Kajiado 1, Nakuru 1, Embu 1and Laikipia 1.

In terms of Sub County distribution, in Nairobi the 156 cases are from Lang’ata (74), Dagoretti North and Kibra (12) cases each, Westlands (9), Embakasi West and Roysambu (6) cases each, Embakasi Central, Kasarani, Mathare and Ruaraka (5) cases each, Embakasi South and Makadara (4) cases each, DagoreRi South (3), Kamukunji and Starehe (2) cases each, Embakasi East and Embakasi North (1) case each.

Courtesy of Citizen Digital


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