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Kisumu pips Nairobi with the highest cases of COVID

Kisumu, Tuesday, recorded the highest number of positives cases at 102 followed by Nairobi with 77 cases.

The Country has 469 people who have also tested positive from the disease compared to Monday’s 72 cases.

The cases are from a sample of 6,244 and the positivity rate placed at 7.5 per cent from the previous day’s 3.5 per cent.

In statement, Tuesday, on the Covid-19 situation in the Country, Health Cabinet Secretary (CS), Mutahi Kagwe, said the total confirmed positive cases are now 166,006 and cumulative tests so far conducted are 1,752,693.

From the cases yesterday, 363 are Kenyans while 106 are foreigners, 280 are males and 189 females and the youngest is a two-year-old-baby, while the oldest is 102 years.

Distribution of positive cases by age is as follows; 0-9 years (13), 10-19 years (16), 20-29 years (83), 30-39 years (106), 40-49 years (82), 50-59 years (69), 60 and above (100).

In terms of county distribution, Mombasa and Kericho came in third with 27 cases each, Siaya and Busia 18 cases each, Meru 17, Kisii 16, Nyeri 14, Kitui 13, Nyamira and Kilifi 12 cases each, and Nandi 11 cases.

Uasin Gishu has recorded 10 cases, Turkana 9, Bungoma and Makueni 8 cases each, Kakamega and Kiambu 7 cases each, Nakuru and Homa Bay 6 cases each, Murang’a 5, Embu, Laikipia, Machakos and Vihiga 4 cases each, Taita Taveta, Bomet, Kajiado, Trans Nzoia and West Pokot 3 cases each, Kirinyaga, Migori and Tharaka Nithi 2 cases each, Isiolo and Marsabit 1 case each.

In terms of Sub-county distribution, the 102 cases in Kisumu are from Kisumu Central (58), Kisumu East (17), Kisumu West (15), Nyando (5), Muhoroni and Seme (3) cases each and Nyakach (1).

In Nairobi the 77 cases are from Embakasi West and Starehe (8) cases each, Kamukunji, Kibra and Mathare (6) cases each, Embakasi Central, Ruaraka, Langata and Westlands (5) cases each, Dagoretti North, Embakasi South and Makadara (4) cases each, Embakasi North and Roysambu (3) cases each, Dagoretti South and Embakasi East (2) cases each, and Kasarani (1).

In Mombasa the 27 cases are from Mvita (12), Jomvu (6), Kisauni and Nyali (4) cases each and Changamwe (1). In Kericho the 27 cases are from Ainamoi (16), Belgut (9) and Kipkelion East (2). In Siaya the 18 cases are from Alego-Usonga (12), Bondo (3), Rarieda (2), Ugenya (1).

In Busia the 18 cases are from Matayos (12), Teso North (5) and Teso South (1). In Meru the 17 cases are from Buuri (8), Imenti North (3), Imenti South and Tigania West (2) cases each, Imenti Central and Tigania East (1) case each. In Kisii the 16 cases are from Kitutu Chache North (5), Nyaribari Chache (4), South Mugirango (3), Bonchari and Kitutu Chache South (2) cases each.

In Nyeri the 14 cases are from Mathira East (4), Nyeri Central, Nyeri South and Tetu (3) cases each and Mukurweini (1). In Kitui the 13 cases are from Kitui South (5), Kitui Central and Kitui West (3) cases each and Kitui Rural (2). In Nyamira the 12 cases are from Manga and Nyamira Town (6) cases each. In Kilifi the 12 cases are from Malindi (8), Kilifi North and Magarini (2) cases each.

In Nandi the 11 cases are from Emgwen (9), Nandi Hills and Tinderet (1) case each. In Uasin Gishu the 10 cases are from Turbo (4), Kapseret (2), Ainabkoi, Kesses, Moiben and Soy (1) case each. In Turkana all the 9 cases are from Turkana West.

In Bungoma the 8 cases are from Kanduyi (6) and Tongaren (2). In Makueni the 8 cases are from Kibwezi West (5) and Makueni (3). In Kakamega the 7 cases are from Navakholo (4), Malava (2) and Lurambi (1). In Kiambu the 7 cases are from Juja and Ruiru (2) cases each, Gatundu South, Kiambaa and Limuru (1) case each.  In Nakuru the 6 cases are from Molo and Nakuru North (2) cases each, Naivasha and Rongai (1) case each.

In Homa Bay the Six cases are from Homa Bay Town (3), Karachuonyo, Mbita and Rangwe (1) case each. In Murang’a the 5 cases are from Kigumo and Murang’a South (2) cases each and Kandara (1). In Embu all the 4 cases are from Manyatta, while in Laikipia the 4 cases are from Laikipia East and Laikipia West (2) cases each.

In Machakos the 4 cases are from Yatta (2), Athi River and Kalama (1) case each, while the 4 cases in Vihiga are from Luanda (2), Hamisi and Vihiga (1) case each. The 3 cases in Taita Taveta are from Voi, the 3 cases in Bomet are from Bomet East, the 3 cases in Kajiado are from Loitoktok (2) and Kajiado East (1), the 3 cases in Trans Nzoia are from Kiminini, Kwanza and Saboti (1) case each, while the 3 cases in West Pokot are from Pokot South (2) and West Pokot (1).

In Kirinyaga the 2 cases are from Kirinyaga Central and Kirinyaga East (1) case each. In Migori the 2 cases are from Suna East, while in Tharaka Nithi the 2 cases are from Chuka. The case in Isiolo is from is Isiolo Town and the case in Marsabit is from Saku.

Today, the CS noted that 43 patients have recovered from the disease, 29 from the Home Based and Isolation Care, while 14 are from various health facilities countrywide.

“Total recoveries now stand at 113,917 of whom 82,806 are from Home Based Care and Isolation, while 31,111 are from various health facilities,” Kagwe said in the statement.

Unfortunately, he noted that 8 deaths have been reported in the last 24 hours, 3 of them having occurred on diverse dates within the last one month while 5 are late deaths reported after conducting facility record audit in the last one month pushing the cumulative fatalities to 3,021.

New deaths by age; 0-9 years (0), 10-19 years (0), 20-29 (1), 30-39 years (0), 40-49 years (0), 50-59 years (0), 60 years and above (7).

Cumulative deaths by age; 0-9 years (54), 10-19 years (20), 20- 29 (105), 30-39 years (250), 40-49 years (385), 50-59 years (639), 60 years and above (1,568).

Currently the CS said a total of 1,039 patients are currently admitted in various health facilities countrywide, while 4,714 patients are on the Home-Based Isolation and Care Program.

108 patients are in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), 22 of whom are on ventilatory support and 71 on supplemental oxygen. 15 patients are under observation.

Another 91 patients are separately on supplemental oxygen with 87 of them in general wards and 4 in High Dependency Units (HDU).

By Wangari Ndirangu

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