48 members of Migori family infected with Covid-19

48 relatives test positive for Covid-19

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  • Health officials say one member of the family travelled from Nairobi to Migori and infected others. 

At least 48 members of the same family tested positive for the coronavirus after one of them travelled from Nairobi to upcountry, the Health ministry said Wednesday.

Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe said during the daily Covid-19 briefing Wednesday that the disease has spread across three generations of an extended family in Migori.

Mr Kagwe confirmed the infections as he announced 671 new Covid-19 cases. He said 633 of the new cases were Kenyans and 33 foreigners. 

Nairobi continued to lead with the highest new cases (376), followed by Kiambu (112), Machakos (20), Kisumu (16) and Mombasa six.

Other counties which reported cases are Kajiado (16), Busia (15), Uasin Gishu (15), Nyeri (13), Narok (10), Nakuru (10), Bomet (9), Kericho (9), Meru (7), Embu (5), Nandi (5), Kisii (5), Garissa (3), Tana River (3), Kilifi (2), Murang’a (2), Tharaka Nithi (2), Trans Nzoia (2), Vihiga (2), Baringo (2), while Kakamega, Nyamira, Samburu and Taita Taveta had one case each.

In Nairobi, Dagoretti North led with 42 cases followed by Lang’ata (37), Westlands (34), Kibra (25), Kamukunji (23), Kasarani (23), Makadara (22), Embakasi East (21), Starehe (21), Dagoretti South (20), Ruaraka (20), Embakasi South (19), Roysambu (17), Embakasi North (15), Embakasi West (14), Embakasi Central (12) and Mathare (11).

Another 603 patients recovered from the virus, bringing Kenya’s total recoveries to 9,930. The CS said 436 were on home-based care and 167 were discharged from various hospitals. 

Covid-19 fatalities in the country reached 391 after three more patients died overnight, Mr Kagwe said.