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142 people test positive for Covid-19 in the last 24 hrs

142 people have tested positive for the coronavirus disease, from a sample size of 2,650 tested in the last 24 hours.

The positivity rate is now 5.4 percent and total confirmed positive cases are now 171,226 and cumulative tests so far conducted are 1,818,416.

In a statement today on the Covid-19 situation in the country, Health Cabinet Secretary (CS), Mutahi Kagwe, said that from the cases today, 131 are Kenyans while 11 are foreigners. 76 are males and 66 females. The youngest is a 14-year-old while the oldest is 83 years.

Distribution of positive cases by age is as follows; 0-9 years (1), 10-19 years (4), 20-29 years (23), 30-39 (42) 40-49 (21) 50-59 (23) 60 years and above (28).

The CS noted that 16 patients have recovered from the disease, 9 from various health facilities countrywide while 7 are from the Home-Based Care and Isolation program.

“Total recoveries now stand at 117,039 of whom 85,047 are from Home Based Care and Isolation, while 31,992 are from various health facilities”, he said.

Sadly, Kagwe noted that 18 people are reported to have succumbed to the disease all of them being late death reports from facility record audits conducted on diverse dates in the month of April and May and this now pushes the cumulative fatalities to 3,206.

New deaths by age; 0-9 years (0), 10-19 years (1), 20-29 (0), 30-39 years (0), 40-49 years (1), 50-59 years (1), 60 years and above (15)

Cumulative deaths by age; 0-9 years (54), 10-19 years (22), 20 29 (109), 30-39 years (258), 40-49 years (402), 50-59 years (667), 60 years and above (1,694).

The CS explained that currently a total of 1,251 patients are admitted in various health facilities countrywide, while 4,705 patients are under the Home-Based Isolation and Care Program, 92 patients are in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), 21 of whom are on ventilatory support and 54 on supplemental oxygen.

A total of 17 patients are under observation and another 90 patients are separately on supplemental oxygen with 84 of them in general wards and 6 in High Dependency Units (HDU), Kagwe said.

In terms of County distribution, Nairobi has recorded 38 cases, Kisumu 32, Uasin Gishu 14, Kilifi 12, Nandi 7, Meru 6, Machakos 4, Bungoma 3, Kiambu 3, Trans Nzoia 3, Kwale 2, Laikipia 2, Mombasa 2, Nakuru 2, Siaya 2, Narok 1, Murang’a 1, Elgeyo Marakwet 1, Homa Bay 1, Kajiado 1, Kericho 1, Kirinyaga 1, Kisii 1, Kitui 1 and Taita Taveta 1.

In terms of Sub-county distribution; In Nairobi the 38 cases are from Lang’ata (8), Starehe (5), Embakasi East and Kasarani (4) cases each, Kamukunji and Makadara (3) cases each, Roysambu, Ruaraka and Westlands (2) cases each, Dagoretti North, Embakasi Central, Embakasi West, Kibra and Mathare (1) case each.

In Kisumu the 32 cases are from Kisumu Central (20), Kisumu East and Nyakach (4) cases each, Kisumu West (2), Muhoroni and Seme (1) case each. In Uasin Gishu the 14 cases are from Ainabkoi (7), Kesses (3), Kapseret (2), Moiben and Soy (1) case each.

In Kilifi the 12 cases are from Malindi (8), Kilifi North (3), Magarini (1). In Nandi the 7 cases Emgwen (3), Tinderet (2), Chesumei and Mosop (1) case each. In Meru the 6 cases are from Imenti Central and Imenti North (3) cases each. In Machakos the 4 cases are from Athi River, Kalama, Machakos and Masinga (1) case each.

In Bungoma the 3 cases are from Kanduyi, Sirisia and Tongaren (1) case each. In Kiambu the 3 cases are from Gatundu South, Githunguri and Ruiru (1) case each. In Trans Nzoia the 3 cases are from Kiminini (2) and Cherangany (1). The 2 cases in Kwale are from Kinango and Msambweni (1) case each, the 2 cases in Laikipia are from Laikipia East, the 2 cases in Mombasa are from Mvita, the 2 cases in Nakuru are from Kuresoi South and Rongai (1) case each, while the 2 cases in Siaya are from Bondo and Siaya (1) case each.

The case in Narok is from Narok North, the case in Murang’a is from Kiharu, the case in Elgeyo Marakwet is from Keiyo North, the case in Homa Bay is from Homa Bay Town, the case in Kajiado is from Kajiado North, the case in Kericho is from Ainamoi, the case in Kirinyaga is from Kirinyaga East, the case in Kisii is from Kitutu Chache South, the case in Kitui is from Kitui Rural and the case in Taita Taveta is from Voi.

By Wangari Ndirangu

 

 

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