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166 people test positive for COVID-19 today

Today 166 people have tested positive for the Corona Virus disease, from a sample size of 3,561 tested in the last 24 hours.

The positivity rate is now 4.7 per cent and from the cases 156 are Kenyans while 10 are foreigners. 116 are males and 50 females. The youngest is a four-year-old child while the oldest is 97 years old.

In a statement today on the COVID 19 situation in the Country, Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe said that the total confirmed positive cases are now 172,491 and cumulative tests so far conducted are 1,834,247.

In terms of County distribution; Nairobi 48, Uasin Gishu 21, Nyeri 18, Busia 17, Kisii 9, Nakuru 8, Kilifi 8, Meru 4, Narok 4, Siaya 4, Murang’a 3, Nandi 3, Trans Nzoia 3, Kirinyaga 3 Elgeyo Marakwet 2, Mombasa 2, Homa Bay 2, Kajiado 1, Kakamega 1, Kericho 1, Kiambu 1, Machakos 1, Mandera 1 and Migori 1.

In terms of Sub County distribution; In Nairobi the 48 cases are from Langata and Westlands (5) cases each, Embakasi West, Ruaraka and Starehe (4) cases each, Dagoretti South, Embakasi East, Embakasi North and Kibra (3) cases each, Embakasi South, Kamukunji, Kasarani, Makadara, Mathare and Roysambu (2) cases each, Dagoretti North and Embakasi Central (1) case each.

In Uasin Gishu the 21 cases are from Turbo (8), Kapseret (7), Ainabkoi and Soy (2) case each, Kesses and Moiben (1) case each. In Nyeri the 18 cases are from Nyeri South (7), Nyeri Central (6), Kieni west, Mathira East, Mathira West, Mukurweini and Tetu (1) case each.

In Busia the 17 cases are from Matayos (9), Teso North (8). In Kisii the 9 cases are from Kitutu Chache South (4), Kitutu Chache North (3), Bomachoge Chache and Bonchari (1) case each. In Nakuru all the 8 cases are from Naivasha while in Kilifi the 8 cases are from Malindi (5), Magarini (2), Kaloleni (1).

In Meru the 4 cases are from Igembe South (3), Imenti South (1). In Narok the 4 cases are from Narok East and Narok North (2) cases each, while in Siaya all the 4 cases are from Alego-Usonga. In Murang’a the 3 cases are from Gatanga, Kandara and Murang’a South (1) case each. In Kirinyaga the 3 cases are from Kirinyaga Central (2), Kirinyaga East (1). In Nandi the 3 cases are from Emgwen while in Trans Nzoia the 3 cases are from Kiminini, Kwanza and Saboti (1) case each. The 2 cases in Elgeyo Marakwet are from Keiyo South and Marakwet West (1) case each, the 2 cases in Mombasa are from Jomvu and Nyali (1) case each while the 2 cases in Homa Bay are from Homa Bay Town.

The case in Kajiado is from Kajiado East, the case in Kakamega is from Lugari, the case in Kericho is from Bureti, the case in Kiambu is from Ruiru, the case in Machakos is from Machakos Town, the case in Mandera is from Mandera West and the case in Migori is from Suna East.

Distribution of positive cases by age is as follows; 0-9 years (11), 10-19 years (13), 20-29 years (26), 30-39 (35) 40-49 (37) 50-59 (20) 60 years and above (24).

Today, Kagwe said that 93 patients have recovered from the disease, 90 from the Home Based and Isolation Care Program while 3 are from various health facilities countrywide.

“The total recoveries now stand at 117,595 of whom 85,396 are from Home Based Care and Isolation program, while 32,199 are from various health facilities countrywide”, the CS said.

Sadly, he added that 23 people have been reported to succumb to the disease, all of them being late deaths reported after conducting Facility Record Audits on diverse dates in the month of April and May.

This now pushes the cumulative fatalities to 3,287. Our sincere condolences to the families and friends of those who have lost their loved ones”, the CS said.

New deaths by age; 0-9 years (0), 10-19 years (O), 20-29 (0), 30 39 years (1), 40-49 years (1), 50-59 years (5), 60 years and above (16).

Cumulative deaths by age; 0-9 years (54), 10-19 years (22), 20-29 (110), 30-39 years (266), 40-49 years (408), 50-59 years (682), 60 years and above (1,745).

Kagwe noted that a total of 1,177 patients are currently admitted in various health facilities countrywide, while 4,904 patients are under the Home-Based Isolation and Care program. 105 patients are in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), 26 of whom are on ventilatory support and 62 on supplemental oxygen. 17 patients are under observation.

Another 95 patients are separately on supplemental oxygen with 88 of them in general wards and 7 in High Dependency Units (HDU).

As of today, a total of 975,399 persons have so far been vaccinated against the COVID-19 disease countrywide.

Of these 295,530 are aged 58 years and above, Others 277,803, Health Workers, 166,225, Teachers 153,096, while Security Officers 82,745.

A total of 8,181 have so far received their second dose and of these 4,607 are Health Workers, Others 1,514, aged 58 years and above 1,053, Teachers 606 while Security Officers 401.

By Wangari Ndirangu

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