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COVID-19 Claims Four More

Four more people died of Covid 19 related ailments as 64 others tested positive to the highly infectious viral disease over the last 24 hours.

The fresh infections were detected from a sample size of 1,852 bringing to 96,678 the number of confirmed positive cases in the country.

The cumulative tests are now 1,052,836. From the cases 59 are Kenyans while 5 are foreigners. 35 are males and 29 females. The youngest is a six-year-old child while the oldest is 81.

55 patients have recovered from the disease, 41 being from the Home-Based Care Program, while 14 have been discharged from various hospitals. The total recoveries now stand at 79, 012.

“Unfortunately, 4 patients succumbed to the disease bringing the cumulative fatalities to 1,685, read a statement from the Ministry of Health.

Currently, there are 657 patients admitted in various health facilities countrywide and 2,989 on Home Based Isolation and Care. 29 patients are in Intensive Care Unit (ICU), 14 of whom are on ventilatory support and 12 on supplemental oxygen. 3 are on observation.

Another 19 patients are separately on supplementary oxygen and 19 others are in the general wards. None is in HDU.

Distribution of the cases by Counties is  Nairobi 34,  Kisii 5, Laikipia 5, Meru 3, Machakos 3, Mombasa 2, Busia 2, Taita  Taveta 2, Kiambu 1, Embu 1, Kajiado 1, Kilifi 1, Nakuru 1,  Nyandarua 1, Siaya 1 and Uasin Gishu 1.

In terms of Sub County Distribution; In Nairobi, the 34 cases  are from Lang’ata (7), Dagoretti North, Embakasi Central, Kibra and Starehe (3) cases each, Embakasi West, Kamukunji and Kasarani (2) cases each, Dagoretti South, Embakasi East, Embakasi  North, Embakasi South, Makadara, Mathare, Roysambu, Ruaraka and Westlands (1) case each. In Kisii all the 5 cases are from Kitutu Chache South.

In Laikipia all the 5 cases are from Laikipia West. In Meru the 3 cases are from Imenti South (2) and Imenti Central (1). In Machakos all the 3 cases are from Machakos Town.  In Mombasa the 2 cases are from Jomvu and Nyali (1) case each.  In Busia the 2 cases are from Matayos and Teso North (1) case each. In Taita Taveta all the 2 cases are from Voi.

The case in Kiambu is from Juja, the case in Embu is from Manyatta, the case in Kajiado is from Kajiado North, the case in  Kilifi is from Kilifi North, the case in Nakuru is from Gilgil, the  case in Nyandarua is from Ol Kalou, the case in Siaya is from  Rarieda and the case in Uasin Gishu is from Kesses.


By Joseph Ng’ang’a

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