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75 people test positive for COVID-19

Some 75 people have tested positive to the Coronavirus disease Sunday, out of a sample size of 3,025 tested in the last 24 hours.


The total confirmed positive cases are now 102,867 while the cumulative tests so far conducted are 1,241,368.


From the cases today 62 are Kenyans while 13 are foreigners. 48 are males while 27 are females. The youngest is a five-year-old child, while the oldest is 89.


In a press release updating on the Coronavirus situation in the country, the Ministry of Health said there is no reported death Sunday and cumulative fatalities remain 1,795.


Other 56 patients have recovered from the disease. 37 from the Home-Based Isolation and Care while 19 are from various health facilities. The total recoveries now stand at 85,008.


In terms of County distribution, Nairobi has 51 cases, Kiambu 6, Busia 4, Uasin Gishu 2, Mombasa 2, Nyeri 2, Garissa 1, Homa Bay 1, Kirinyaga 1, Meru 1, Murang’a 1, Nakuru 1, Nyandarua 1 and Trans Nzoia 1.


In terms of Sub County distribution, the 51 cases in Nairobi are from Lang’ata and Westlands (7) cases each, Dagoretti North and Kibra (6) cases each, Starehe (4), Mathare and Ruaraka (3) cases each, Embakasi Central, Embakasi East, Kamukunji, Kasarani and Makadara (2) cases each, Dagoretti South, Embakasi North, Embakasi South, Embakasi West and Roysambu (1) case each.


In Kiambu the 6 cases are from Kiambu Town and Ruiru (2) cases each, Juja and Kiambaa (1) case each.


In Busia the 4 cases are from Matayos and Teso North (2) cases each. In Uasin Gishu the 2 cases are all from Ainabkoi. In Mombasa the 2 cases are from Nyali while in Nyeri the 2 cases are from Nyeri Central.


The case in Garissa is from Garissa Town, the case in Homa Bay is from Homa Bay Town, the case in Kirinyaga is from Kirinyaga Central, the case in Meru is from Imenti North, the case in Murang’a is from Kiharu, the case in Nakuru is from Naivasha, the case in Nyandarua is from Kinangop and the case in Trans Nzoia is from Kiminini.


There are 347 patients currently admitted in various health facilities countrywide, while 1,275 patients are on Home Based Isolation and Care. 33 patients are in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), 14 of whom are on ventilatory support and 18 on supplemental oxygen. 1 patient is on observation.


Another 8 patients are separately on supplementary oxygen with all of them in the general wards.


by Wangari Ndirangu


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