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Kisumu records 145 cases of Covid-19 in the last 24 hours

A total of 972,601 persons have so far been vaccinated against the Covid-19 disease countrywide.

Of these 294,865 are aged 58 years and above, Others 276,658, Health workers, 165,881, Teachers 152,769, while Security Officers 82,428.

In a statement on the Covid-19 status in the country, yesterday, Health Cabinet Secretary (CS), Mutahi Kagwe, said 432 people have tested positive for the disease, from a sample size of 3,800 tested in the last 24 hours.

Kisumu has recorded the highest number at 145 followed by Nairobi and Siaya with 52 and 34 cases respectively.

“The positivity rate is now 11.4 per cent and the total confirmed positive cases are now 171,658 and cumulative tests so far conducted are 1,822,216”, Kagwe said.

The CS added that from the cases, yesterday, 424 are Kenyans while 8 are foreigners. 229 are males and 203 females. The youngest is a 4-month-old infant while the oldest is 91 years.

306 patients have recovered from the disease, the CS noted 217 from the Home Based and Isolation Care while 89 are from various health facilities countrywide bringing the total recoveries stand at 117,345 of whom 85,264 are from Home Based Care and Isolation, while 32,081 are from various health facilities.

Unfortunately, Kagwe noted, the country has also lost 17 people who have succumbed to the disease, two of them in the last 24 hours while 15 are late death reports after conducting facility record audits on diverse dates in April.

“This now pushes the cumulative fatalities to 3,223. Our sincere condolences to families and friends of those that have lost their loved ones”, the CS said.

New deaths by age; 0-9 years (0), 10-19 years (0), 20-29 (0), 30-39 years (3), 40-49 years (1), 50-59 years (4), 60 years and above (9). Cumulative deaths by age; 0-9 years (54), 10-19 years (22), 20-29 years (109), 30-39 years (261), 40-49 years (403), 50-59 years (671), 60 years and above (1,703).

A total of 1,227 patients, the CS added are currently admitted in various health facilities countrywide, while 4,957 patients are on Home Based Isolation and Care.

102 patients are in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), 23 of whom are on ventilatory support and 59 on supplemental oxygen.

20 patients are under observation. Another 95 patients are separately on supplemental oxygen with 88 of them in general wards and 7 in High Dependency Units (HDU).

In terms of County distribution, Kisumu has recorded a high of 145 followed by Nairobi 52, Siaya 34, Mombasa 26, Migori 21, Nakuru 19, Kilifi 18, Nyamira 14, Vihiga 11, Kitui and, Uasin Gishu 10.

Nandi County recorded 9 cases, Turkana 7, Kericho 7, Baringo 6, Bungoma 6, Kajiado 5, Homa Bay 4, Kiambu 3, Kisii 3, Busia 3, Meru 3, Tharaka Nithi 3, Embu 2, Kakamega 2, Narok 2, West Pokot 2, Elgeyo Marakwet 1, Garissa 1, Laikipia 1, Machakos 1 and Mandera 1.

In terms of Sub- County distribution, In Kisumu the 145 cases are from Kisumu Central (61), Kisumu East (35), Kisumu West (25), Nyakach (7), Nyando and Seme (6) cases each, Muhoroni (5).

In Nairobi the 52 cases are from Makadara (7), Starehe (5), Dagoretti North, Langata and Roysambu (4) cases each, Dagoretti South, Embakasi North, South, Kamukunji, Kibra and Westlands (3) cases each, Embakasi West. Kasarani, Mathare and Ruaraka (2) cases each, Embakasi Central and East (1) case each.

In Siaya the 34 cases are from Rarieda (25), Alego Usonga (4), Bondo and Gem (2) cases each, Ugunja (1). In Mombasa the 26 cases are from Jomvu (8), Mvita (7), Nyali (5), Kisauni (3), Likoni (2), Changamwe (1). In Migori the 21 cases are from Rongo (6), Suna East (5), Uriri (4), Awendo and Kuria West (3) cases each.

In Nakuru the 19 cases are from Naivasha (7), Nakuru West (3), East and Njoro (2) cases each, Gilgil, Kuresoi North, Molo, Nakuru North and Rongai (1) case each. In Kilifi the 18 cases are from Magarini (9), Malindi (8), Kilifi North (1).

In Nyamira the 14 cases are from Nyamira Town (5), Manga (4), Nyamira North (3), Masaba North (2). In Vihiga the 11 cases are from Emuhaya and Hamisi (3) cases each, Luanda and Vihiga (2) cases each, Sabatia (1). In Kitui the 10 cases are from Mwingi Central (4), Kitui Central (3), Rural, south and West (1) case each. In Uasin Gishu the 10 cases are from Turbo (4), Ainabkoi (3), Kesses (2), Kapseret (1).

In Nandi the 9 cases are from Emgwen (8), Tinderet (1). In Turkana the 7 cases are from Turkana North (6), Central (1). In Kericho the 7 cases are from Belgut (5), Ainamoi and Kipkelion East (1) case each. In Baringo all the 6 cases are from Baringo Central. In Bungoma all the 6 cases are from Kanduyi.

In Kajiado the 5 cases are from Loitokitok (4), Kajiado North (1). In Homa Bay the 4 cases are from Ndhiwa (2), Homa Bay Town and Mbita (1) case each. The 3 cases in Kiambu are from Limuru, Ruiru and Thika (1) case each, the 3 cases in Kisii are from Bobasi, Bomachoge Chache and Bonchari (1) case each, the 3 cases in Busia are from Matayos (2), Teso North (1), the 3 cases in Meru are from Buuri (2), Imenti North (1) and the 3 cases in Tharaka Nithi are from Chuka.

The 2 cases in Embu are from Manyatta and Mbeere North (1) case each, the 2 cases in Kakamega are from Lugari and Lurambi (1) case each, the 2 cases in Narok are from Narok East and North (1) case each and the 2 cases in West Pokot are from Pokot South and West (1) case each.

The case in Elgeyo Marakwet is from Keiyo North, the case in Garissa is from Dadaab, the case in Laikipia is from Laikipia East, the case in Machakos is from Kalama and the case in Mandera is from Mandera South.

Distribution of positive cases by age is as follows; 0-9 years (30), 10-19 years (38), 20-29 years (71), 30-39 (100) 40-49 (76) 50-59 (51) 60 years and above (66).

By Wangari Ndirangu

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