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Nairobi records 152 cases of Covid in the last 24 hours

624 people have tested positive for Covid-19, from a sample size of 6,728 tested in the last 24 hours.

The positivity rate is now 9.3 percent and the total confirmed positive cases are now 174,285 and cumulative tests so far conducted are 1,852,612.

Nairobi has taken over from Kisumu after recording a high of 152 cases followed by Kisumu with 70, Busia 58 and Mombasa 47 cases.

The others are Uasin Gishu 38, Kisii 33, Bungoma 31, Homa  Bay 25, Kakamega 19, Siaya 18, Nakuru 15, Kiambu 15, Bomet  15, Migori 13, Vihiga 12, Kericho 8, Nyamira 7, Kilifi 7, Trans  Nzoia 7, Tharaka Nithi 6, Kirinyaga 4, Nandi 3, Machakos 3,  Murang’a 2, Narok 2, Nyeri 2, Kajiado 2, Kitui 1, Kwale 1, Laikipia  1, Baringo 1, Elgeyo Marakwet 1, Marsabit 1, Meru 1, Embu 1,  Garissa 1 and Isiolo 1.

In a press statement,yesterday, on the Covid-19 situation in the Country, Health Cabinet Secretary (CS), Mutahi Kagwe, said that from the cases ,  567 are Kenyans while 57 are  foreigners. 405 are males and 219 females. The youngest is a two-month-old infant while the oldest is 94 years.

Distribution of positive cases by age is as follows; 0-9 years (22), 10-19 years (43), 20-29 years (109), 30-39 (161) 40-49 (116) 50-59 (87) 60 years and above (86).

“313 patients have recovered from the disease, 258 from  the Home Based and Isolation Care program while 55 are from  various health facilities countrywide bringing the total  recoveries now to  119,246 of whom 86,596 are from Home Based Care and  Isolation program, while 32,650 are from various health facilities”, Kagwe said .

Unfortunately, the CS noted that 17 people have succumbed to the disease, all of  them being late deaths reported after conducting Facility Record  Audits on diverse dates in the month of May and June.

“This now pushes the cumulative fatalities to 3,362. Our sincere condolences to the families and friends of those who have lost their loved ones”, he said.

New deaths by age; 0-9 years (0), 10-19 years (0), 20-29 (0), 30-39 years (2), 40-49 years (1), 50-59 years (5), 60 years and  above (9).

Cumulative deaths by age; 0-9 years (55), 10-19 years (23), 20- 29 (110), 30-39 years (275), 40-49 years (413), 50-59 years (697), 60 years and above (1,789).

The CS has further said that a total of 991 patients are currently admitted in various health facilities countrywide, while 4,940 patients are under the Home-Based Isolation and Care program.

111 patients are in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), 31 of whom are on ventilatory support and 66 on supplemental oxygen. 14 patients are under observation and another 106 patients are separately on supplemental oxygen with 101 of them in general wards and 5 in High Dependency Units (HDU).

As of yesterday, a total of 1,059,117 vaccines have so far been administered across the country. Of these, total first doses are 982,310 while total 2nd doses are 76,807.

The uptake of the second dose among those who received their first dose is at 7.82 percent with the majority being males at 57 percent while females are at 43 percent and Proportion of adults fully vaccinated is less than 1 percent.

Kagwe said that the uptake of the second dose by priority Groups is; Health Workers 25,430, Aged 58 years and above 19,721, Others 19,074, Teachers 7,545 while Security Officers 5,037.

In terms of Sub-county distribution; In Nairobi the 152 cases  are from Starehe (22), Kamukunji (16), Makadara and Embakasi West (11) cases each, Dagoretti North and Ruaraka (10) cases  each, Langata, Roysambu and Westlands (9) cases each, Embakasi  East (8), Embakasi North, Embakasi South, Kasarani, Kibra and  Mathare (6) cases each, Embakasi Central (4), Dagoretti South (3).

In Kisumu, the 70 cases are from Kisumu Central (37), Kisumu East (18), Kisumu West (5), Muhoroni (4), Nyando (3), Seme (2), Nyakach (1).

In Busia the 58 cases are from Matayos (33), Teso North (19),  Teso South (5), Samia (1).

In Mombasa the 47 cases are from Mvita (24), Nyali (13), Kisauni (4), Changamwe, Jomvu and Likoni (2) cases each. In Uasin Gishu the 38 cases are from Moiben (30), Ainabkoi (4), Kapseret and Soy (2) cases each.

In Kisii the 33 cases are from Kitutu Chache South (13), Nyaribari Chache (7), Bomachoge Chache (5), Bomachoge Borabu and South Mugirango

(3) Cases each, Bobasi and Bonchari (1) case each.

In Bungoma the 31 cases are from Kanduyi (20), Cheptais and Tongaren (3) cases each, Mt Elgon (2), Bumula, Sirisia and Webuye East (1) case each. In Homa Bay the 25 cases are from Homa Bay Town (13), Karachuonyo (4), Rachuonyo South (3), Kabondo  Kasipul and Ndhiwa (2) cases each, Rangwe (1).

In Kiambu the 15 cases are from Thika (5), Kiambu Town (3), Kabete, Kiambaa and Ruiru (2) cases each, Juja (1).

In Bomet the 15 cases are from Konoin (7), Bomet Central and  Bomet East (3) cases each, Chepalungu and Sotik (1) case each.  In Kakamega the 19 cases are from Lurambi (5), Mumias East  (4), Khwisero (3), Mumias West (2), Butere, Ikolomani, Malava,  Matungu and Turbo (1) case each. In Siaya the 18 cases are from  Rarieda (6), Ugenya (5), Ugunja (4), Bondo (2), Alego-Usonga (1).

In Nakuru the 15 cases are from Naivasha (7), Nakuru West (4), Nakuru East (3), and Njoro (1). In Migori the 13 cases are from Suna East (9), Rongo (4).

In Vihiga the 12 cases are from Hamisi (5), Sabatia and Vihiga (3) cases each, Emuhaya (1). In Kericho the 8 cases are from Belgut (6) and Ainamoi (2). In Nyamira the 7 cases are from  Nyamira Town (3), Borabu and Masaba North (2) cases each. In Kilifi the 7 cases are from Magarini (4), Malindi (3).

In Trans Nzoia the 7 cases are from Cherangany (3), Kiminini (2), Endebess and Kwanza (1) case each. In Tharaka Nithi the 6 cases are from Chuka (5), Tharaka South (1). In Kirinyaga the 4 cases are from Kirinyaga Central (3), Mwea West (1).

In Nandi the 3 cases are from Emgwen while in Machakos the 3 cases are from Athi River, Masinga and Matungulu (1) case each.

The 2 cases in Murang’a are from Gatanga and Kandara (1) case each, the 2 cases in Narok are from Narok North, the 2 cases in Nyeri are from Nyeri Central and the 2 cases in Kajiado are from Kajiado East.

The case in Kitui is from Kitui East, the case in Kwale is from  Msambweni, the case in Laikipia is from Laikipia East, the case in Baringo is from Baringo Central, the case in Elgeyo  Marakwet is from Keiyo North, the case in Marsabit is from  Saku,

The case in Meru is from Imenti North, the case in Embu is from Runyenjes, the case in Garissa is from Dadaab and the case in Isiolo is from Isiolo Town.

By Wangari Ndirangu

 

 

 

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