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494 people test positive for Covid 19 in the last 24 hours

A total of 494 people today tested positive to the Corona Virus disease, from a sample size of 6,428 tested in the last 24 hours with a positivity rate now at 7.7 per cent.

From the cases 481 are Kenyans while 13 are foreigners. 332 are males and 162 females. The youngest is a one-year-old baby while the oldest is 100 years.

In a statement on the Covid-19 situation in the country today, Health Cabinet Secretary (CS), Mutahi Kagwe said that the total confirmed positive cases are now 166,876 and cumulative tests so far conducted are 1,763,274.

In terms of County distribution, Nairobi had 110, Nakuru 80, Kisumu 62, Kericho 29, Siaya 25, Meru 21, Trans Nzoia, Uasin Gishu and Busia 16 cases each, Migori 15, Kilifi and Mombasa 10 cases each,

Machakos 8, Bomet, Makueni, Kiambu and Nandi 7 cases each, Murang’a and Homa Bay 5 cases each, Kakamega, Nyamira and Kirinyaga 4 cases each, Laikipia, Mandera, Kisii and Nyeri 3 cases each, Bungoma and Embu 2 cases each, Kitui, Kwale, Narok, Nyandarua, Taita Taveta, Vihiga, Baringo, Garissa, Isiolo, and Kajiado 1 case each.

In terms of Sub-county distribution; In Nairobi the 110 cases are from Starehe (23), Langata (9), Dagoretti North and Westlands (8) cases each, Mathare (7), Kasarani, Kibra, Roysambu and Ruaraka (6) cases each, Kamukunji and Makadara (5) cases each, Dagoretti South, Embakasi South and Embakasi West (4) cases each, Embakasi Central, Embakasi East and Embakasi North (3) cases each.

In Nakuru the 80 cases are from Nakuru East (18), Nakuru West (17), Molo (13), Nakuru North (12), Gilgil (7), Subukia (5), Naivasha and Njoro (4) cases each. In Kisumu the 62 cases are from Kisumu Central (38), Kisumu East (9), Kisumu West and Nyando (4) cases each, Muhoroni and Seme (3) cases each and Nyakach (1).

In Kericho the 29 cases are from Ainamoi and Belgut (10) cases each, Kipkelion East (7), Bureti and Sigowet/Soin (1) case each. In Siaya the 25 cases are from Alego-Usonga (17), Rarieda (3), Bondo and Gem (2) cases each and Ugenya (1).

In Meru the 21 cases are from Imenti South (18), Igembe North, Imenti Central and Imenti North (1) case each. In Trans Nzoia the 16 cases are from Saboti (15) and Kwanza (1). In Uasin Gishu the 16 cases are from Turbo (6), Ainabkoi (4), Kapseret (3), Kesses (2) and Soy (1).

In Busia the 16 cases are from Teso North (7), Teso South (5), Matayos (3) and Butula (1). In Migori the 15 cases are from Rongo (8), Suna East (5) and Uriri (2). In Kilifi the 10 cases are from Malindi (6), Kilifi North and Magarini (2) cases each. In Mombasa the 10 cases are from Mvita (4), Nyali (2), Changamwe, Jomvu, Kisauni and Likoni (1) case each. In Machakos the 8 cases are from Machakos Town (4), Athi River (3) and Kalama (1). In Bomet the 7 cases are from Konoin (5), Bomet Central and Bomet East (1) case each.

In Makueni the 7 cases are from Kibwezi West (5), Kaiti and Makueni (1) case each. In Kiambu the 7 cases are from Thika (4), Juja, Kiambaa and Kikuyu (1) case each. In Nandi all the 7 cases are from Emgwen. In Murang’a the 5 cases are from Kiharu (2), Kandara, Mathioya and Murang’a South (1) case each. In Homa Bay the 5 cases are from Homa Bay Town (3) and Karachuonyo (2).

In Kakamega the 4 cases are from Mumias East (2), Lurambi and Mumias West (1) case each. In Nyamira all the 4 cases are from Manga, while in Kirinyaga the 4 cases are from Kirinyaga Central (3) and Kirinyaga West (1). The 3 cases in Laikipia are from Laikipia East, the 3 cases in Mandera are from Mandera South, the 3 cases in Kisii are from Kitutu Chache South, while the 3 cases in Nyeri are from Mukurweini, Nyeri Central and Tetu (1) case each.

In Bungoma the 2 cases are from Kanduyi and the 2 cases in Embu are from Manyatta and Mbeere North (1) case each. The case in Kitui is from Mwingi North, the case in Kwale is from Msambweni, the case in Narok is from Transmara West, the case in Nyandarua is from Ol Kalou, the case in Taita Taveta is from Taveta, the case in Vihiga is from Luanda, the case in Baringo is from Koibatek, the case in Garissa is from Garissa Town, the case in Isiolo is from Isiolo Town and the case in Kajiado is from Kajiado East.

Distribution of positive cases by age is as follows; 0-9 years (14), 10-19 years (20), 20-29 years (109), 30-39 years (140), 40-49 years (83), 50-59 years (50), 60 and above (78).

Today, the CS noted that 50 patients have recovered from the disease, 27 from the Home Based and Isolation Care program, while 23 are from various health facilities countrywide.

“Total recoveries now stand at 114,285 of whom 83,081 are from Home Based Care and Isolation, while 31,204 are from various health facilities countrywide”, he said.

Unfortunately, the CS said 5 deaths have been reported in the last 24 hours, 2 having occurred in the last 24 hours while 3 are late deaths reported after conducting facility record audits within the last one month pushing the cumulative fatalities to 3,040.

New deaths by age; 0-9 years (0), 10-19 years (0), 20-29 (O), 30 39 years (0), 40-49 years (O), 50-59 years (1), 60 years and above (4).

Cumulative deaths by age; 0-9 years (54), 10-19 years (21), 20-29 (106), 30-39 years (250), 40-49 years (385), 50-59 years (644), 60 years and above (1,580).

A total of 1,085 patients are currently admitted in various health facilities countrywide, while 4,624 patients are under the Home-Based Isolation and Care program. 109 patients are in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), 20 of whom are on ventilatory support and 67 on supplemental oxygen. 22 patients are on observation.

Another 86 patients are separately on supplemental oxygen with 81 of them in general wards and 5 in High Dependency Units (HDU).

As of today, the CS said that a total of 948,980 persons have been vaccinated against the COVID-19 disease countrywide and of these; 288,146 are aged 58 years and above, health workers 163,490, teachers 149,018, security officers 80,153 while others are 268,173.

By Wangari Ndirangu

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