Covid-19: Kenya reports 178 new cases, including 4 deaths

Kenya reported 178 new coronavirus cases for September 2, the third consecutive day it was reporting under 200 infections, the Ministry of Health said even as it is dogged with reduced testing capacities and allegations of mismanaging funds to curb the disease.

The new cases, from some 3,474 tests done in the past 24 hours, push the national infection tally to 34,493.
The cumulative tests now stand at 459,562.

Of the new cases, all save for five, were Kenyans, Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe said in a statement.

“In terms of gender, 110 are males and 68 females,” said Kagwe, adding that the youngest was a three-year-old while the oldest was aged 77.

The distribution of the cases was as follows; Nairobi (48), Kericho (24), Busia (22), Garissa (12), Kiambu (12), Kisii (10), Kisumu (9), Uasin Gishu (8), Nakuru (7), Embu (6), Bomet (4) and Mombasa (3). Kitui, Machakos and Narok counties each had two cases. This is as Laikipia, Meru, Siaya, Isiolo, Makueni and Nyeri recorded a case each.

This story is being updated.

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