Kenya recorded 164 Coronavirus (Covid-19) positive cases on Saturday, August 29 with the total tally rising to 33,794. Health CS Mutahi Kagwe announced in a press statement sent to newsrooms.

3,009 samples were tested in the last 24 hours with the cumulative tests so far since March 13 standing at 445, 722.

Out of the 164 cases, 158 were Kenyans with 6 foreigners. 90 were male and 74 were female.

The youngest was a six-month-old baby while the oldest was 89 years.

Health CS Mutahi Kagwe speaking during a press conference at Harambee House on March 15, 2020
Health CS Mutahi Kagwe speaking during a press conference at Harambee House on March 15, 2020

156 patients recovered from the disease, with the tally rising to 19,590. Out of the 156 patients, 113 were from the Home-Based Care program and 43 were discharged from various hospitals.

5 patients succumbed to Covid-19 with the total fatalities tallying at 572.

The distribution of the cases by counties was as follows; Nairobi 56, Machakos 24, Kajiado 15, Uasin Gishu 14, Taita Taveta 11, Nakuru 8, Busia 6, Kiambu, Kilifi each recorded 5.

Mombasa, Turkana, Lamu, Nyandarua each recorded 4, Nyandarua 2, Kisumu, Nyeri, Makueni, Garissa, Meru amd Kirinyaga had 1 cases each.

The 56 cases in Nairobi were as follows; Westlands 6, Kasarani and Langata 5 cases each, Embakasi West, Kibra and Starehe had 4 cases each.

Dagoretti North, Embakasi East, Kamukunji, Mathare, Roysambu and Ruaraka had 3 cases each.

Dagoretti South, Embakasi Central, Embakasi North, Embakasi South and Makadara had 2 cases each.

The 4 cases in Mombasa were recorded as follows; 2 in Likoni with Jomvu and Mvita recording 1 case each.

Medical practitioners at a Coronavirus isolation and treatment facility in Mbagathi District Hospital on Friday, March 6, 2020.
Medical practitioners at a Coronavirus isolation and treatment facility in Mbagathi District Hospital on Friday, March 6, 2020.