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14 people succumb to Covid-19

Covid-19 pandemic yesterday robbed the country after 14 people were reported to have succumbed to the disease.

All the deaths, however, are late deaths reports arising after conducting facility record audits within the last one month.

According to Health Cabinet Secretary (CS), Mutahi Kagwe, on the Covid situation in the country, this now pushed the cumulative fatalities to 3,073.

New deaths by age are 0-9 years (0), 10-19 years (0), 20-29 (0), 30-39 years (0), 40-49 years (2), 50-59 years (3), 60 years and above (9).

Cumulative deaths by age; 0-9 years (54), 10-19 years (21), 20 29 (106), 30-39 years (251), 40-49 years (390), 50-59 years (649), 60 years and above (1,602).

The CS in his statement has also confirmed that 111 people have tested positive for coronavirus from a sample size of 1,948 tested in the last 24 hours.

“The positivity rate is now 5.7 percent and the total confirmed positive cases are now 168,543 and cumulative tests so far conducted are 1,783,374”, Kagwe said  .

From the cases, yesterday, 108 are Kenyans while 3 are foreigners. 62 are males and 49 females. The youngest is a two-year-old baby while the oldest is 89 years.

In terms of County distribution Nairobi is leading with 52 cases, Machakos 11, Kisii 9, Siaya 7, Kericho 5, Homa Bay, Mombasa and Kiambu 4 cases each, Mandera 3, Nyeri and Migori 2 cases each, Kisumu, Kwale, Laikipia, Meru, Murang’a, Nakuru, Uasin Gishu and Kilifi 1 case each.

In terms of Sub-county distribution; the 52 cases in Nairobi are from Kibra (8), Embakasi and Kamukunji (5) cases each, Embakasi South and Westlands (4) cases each, Dagoretti North, Embakasi East, Kasarani, Roysambu and Starehe (3) cases each, Embakasi North, Langata, Makadara and Mathare (2) cases each, Dagoretti South, Embakasi West and Ruaraka (1) case each.

In Machakos the 11 cases are from Machakos Town (6) and Yatta (5). In Kisii the 9 cases are from Kitutu Chache South. In Siaya the 7 cases are from Alego-Usonga (4) and Bondo (3). In Kericho the 5 cases are from Belgut and Kipkelion East (2) cases each, Ainamoi (1).

In Homa Bay the 4 cases are from Homa Bay Town. In Mombasa the 4 cases are from Mvita (2), Jomvu and Nyali (1). In Kiambu the 4 cases are from Kiambaa (3), Ruiru (1). In Mandera the 3 cases are from Kutulo, Mandera North and Mandera South (1) case each. In Nyeri the 2 cases are from Nyeri Central while in Migori the 2 cases are from Rongo and Suna East (1) case each.

The case in Kisumu is from Kisumu Central, the case in Kwale is from Msambweni, the case in Laikipia is from Laikipia East, the case in Meru is from Imenti South, the case in Murang’a is from Kiharu, the case in Nakuru is from Naivasha, the case in Uasin Gishu is from Ainabkoi and the case in Kilifi is from Malindi.

Distribution of positive cases by age is as follows; 0-9 years (2), 10-19 years (3), 20-29 years (12), 30-39 (28) 40-49 (25) 50-59 (17) 60 years and above (24).

The CS noted that 142 patients have recovered from the disease, 137 from the Home Based and Isolation Care, while 5 are from various health facilities countrywide.

“This now brings the total recoveries to 114,679 of whom 83,353 are from Home Based Care and Isolation, while 31,326 are from various health facilities”, he said.

A total of 1,086 patients, however, are currently admitted in various health facilities countrywide, while 4,770 patients are under the Home-Based Isolation and Care program, the CS added.

121 patients are in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), 25 of whom are on ventilatory support and 68 on supplemental oxygen. 28 patients are under observation.

Another 86 patients are separately on supplemental oxygen with 79 of them in general wards and 7 in High Dependency Units (HDU).

Kagwe confirmed that a total of 954,515 persons have so far been vaccinated against the Covid-19 disease countrywide, of these 289,900 are aged 58 years and above, Others 269,541, Health Workers 164,053, Teachers 150,303 while Security Officers are 80,718.

By Wangari Ndirangu



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