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Government loses another health care worker to COVID

The  Country has so far lost 8 health care workers to COVID 19 after a 32 year old health worker from Rachuonyo sub county hospital succumbed to the disease.

The  country has also today lost 13 patients from the disease, bringing the fatality to 382.

Giving the status report on Covid-19 in the country on Monday at Afya house, Health Chief Administrative Secretary (CAS) Dr. Rashid Aman said out of statistics for the day, 544 people have tested positive from 2,653 samples tested in the last 24 hours.

This now brings to 22,597 the number of positive cases pushing the cumulative tests to 318,376.

From the cases, Rashid said 499 are Kenyans while 45 are foreigners with 315 males and 229 females and the youngest case is a one-year-old infant, while the oldest is 84 years.

The distribution of the cases by counties is Nairobi has 412 cases, followed by Kiambu 27, Machakos 17, Kajiado 17, Garissa 16, Uasin Gishu 14, Mombasa 9, Nakuru 8, Nyeri 5, Narok 5, Makueni 4, Laikipia 2, Murang’a 1, Kilifi 1, Busia 1, Embu 1 , Bungoma 1, Kisii 1, Kwale 1, Meru 1.

At the sub county level, Nairobi’s 412 cases are in Langata (50), Westlands (48), Dagoretti North (43), Embakasi East (37), Makadara (36), Embakasi South (35), Kasarani (25), Kamukunji (20), Roysambu (20), Embakasi West (18), Embakasi Central (16), Kibra (16), Starehe (16), Embakasi North (9), Mathare (9), Ruaraka (8) and Dagoretti South (6).

In Kiambu, the 27 cases are in; Ruiru (8), Kiambaa (6), Kikuyu (6), Kiambu Town (4), Kabete (1), Lari (1) and Limuru (1).

In Machakos, all the 17 cases are in Athi River while in Kajiado the 17 cases are in; Kajiado North (14) and Kajiado East (3). In Garissa the 16 cases are in the town, while in Uasin Gishu the 14 cases are in Turbo (5), Ainabkoi (2), Kapseret (2), Moiben (2), Soy (2) and Kesses (1).

In Mombasa, the 9 cases are in; Mvita (5), Nyali (3) and Kisauni (1) while in Nakuru the 8 cases are in Nakuru East (4), Rongai (2), Gilgil (1) and Nakuru West (1). In Nyeri the 5 cases are in Nyeri South (4) and Nyeri Central (1), while the 5 cases in Narok are all in Narok North.

In Makueni, the 4 cases are in Kaiti, Kilome, Makueni and Mbooni (1) case each, while in Laikipia the 2 cases are all in Laikipia West. The case in Murang’a is in Kiharu, the case in Kilifi is in Kilifi North, the case in Busia is in Teso North, the case in Embu is in Manyatta, the case in Bungoma is in Kanduyi, the case in Kisii is in Kitutu Chache South, the case in Kwale is in Msambweni and the case in Meru is in Imenti Central.

On a more positive note, Dr. Rashid said that 263 patients have recovered from the disease with 176 from the Home based Care program while 87 have been discharged from various hospitals, bringing the total number of recoveries to 8,740.

By  Wangari  Ndirangu

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