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Nairobi records 174 cases of Covid-19 as Embakasi Central leads

Today, 376 people have tested positive for the Covid-19 disease, from a sample size of 3,831 tested in the last 24 hours.

Out of today’s number, Nairobi has recorded the highest with 174 cases followed by Uasin Gishu with 37 cases, while Mombasa has come in third with 27 cases.

In a statement, today, on the Covid- 19 situation in the Country, Health Cabinet Secretary (CS), Mutahi Kagwe, said the positivity rate is now 9.8 percent and the total confirmed positive cases are now 184,537 and cumulative tests so far conducted are 1,963,532.

“From the cases, 363 are Kenyans while 13 are foreigners. 230 are males and 146 females. The youngest is an eleven-month-old baby while the oldest is 91 years”, he added.

In terms of County distribution, other cases are from Busia which has recorded 24 cases, Kisumu 24 and Siaya 19.

Kwale, Kakamega, Nyamira and Taita Taveta have recorded 7 cases each, Nakuru, Nandi and Kericho 6 cases while Machakos has recorded 5 cases each.

Kilifi has recorded 4 cases, Bungoma 3, Vihiga, Kirinyaga and Murang’a 2 cases each while, Nyandarua, Trans Nzoia, Meru, Elgeyo Marakwet, Embu, Homa Bay and Kiambu 1 case each.

In terms of Sub-county distribution; In Nairobi the 174 cases are from Embakasi Central (17) followed by Kibra and Makadara (15) cases each, Langata (14), Embakasi West (13), Dagoretti North and  Embakasi East (12) cases each, Starehe (11), Ruaraka (10),  Dagoretti South, Kamukunji and Westlands (9) cases each,  Embakasi North (8), Mathare (7), Embakasi South (6), Roysambu  (4), Kasarani (3).

In Uasin Gishu the 37 cases are from Moiben  (13), Ainabkoi (10), Turbo (5), Kapseret (4), Kesses (3), Soy (2).  In Mombasa the 27 cases are from Mvita (16), Jomvu (and Kisauni (4) cases each, Nyali (3).

In Busia the 24 cases Matayos (21), Nambale (2), Samia (1). In Kisumu the 24 cases are from Kisumu Central (15), Nyakach (8),  Kisumu East (1). In Siaya the 19 cases are from Alego-Usonga  and Rarieda (6) cases each, Gem and Ugenya (30 cases each,  Bondo (1). In Kwale the 7 cases are from Msambweni (6), Matuga (1).

In Kakamega the 7 cases are from Butere, Ikolomani,  Lurambi, Matungu, Mumias East, Navakholo and Shinyalu (1) case  each. In Nyamira the 7 cases are from Manga (5), Borabu and  Nyamira North (1) case each. In Taita Taveta the 7 cases are  from Voi (4), Taveta (3). In Nakuru the 6 cases are from Naivasha  (4), Njoro (2).

In Nandi the 6 cases are from Chesumei (3), Emgwen (2), Nandi Hills (1). In Kericho the 6 cases are from Ainamoi (5), Kipkelion West (1). In Machakos the 5 cases are from Kalama and Machakos Town (2) cases each, Mwala (1).

In Kilifi the 4 cases are from Malindi (2), Kaloleni and Magarini (1) case each. In Bungoma all the 3 cases are from Kanduyi.  The 2 cases in Vihiga are from Emuhaya and Hamisi (1) case each, the 2 cases in Kirinyaga are from Mwea West and the 2 cases in Murang’a are from Kandara and Kiharu (1) case each.

The case in Nyandarua is from Olkalou, the case in Trans Nzoia is from  Saboti, the case in Meru is from Imenti North, the case in Elgeyo  Marakwet is from Marakwet West, the case in Embu is from  Manyatta, the case in Homa Bay is from Homa Bay Town and the  case in Kiambu is from Lari.

Distribution of positive cases by age is as follows; 0-9 years (38), 10-19 years (15), 20-29 years (58), 30-39 (94) 40-49 (54) 50- 59 (63) 60 years and above (54).

Kagwe said that today 910 patients have recovered from the disease, 516 from the Home Based and Isolation Care program while 394 are from various health facilities countrywide.

“Total recoveries now stand at 126,594 out of whom 91,514 are from Home Based Care and Isolation program, while 35,080 are from various health facilities”, he said.

Sadly, the CS noted that 6 patients have succumbed to the disease, all of them being late deaths reported after conducting facility record audits on diverse dates in the months of April and June 2021 and this now brings the cumulative fatalities at 3,640.

New deaths by age; 0-9 years (0), 10-19 years (0), 20-29 (0), 30-39 years (0), 40-49 years (1), 50-59 years (1), 60 years and above (4).

Cumulative deaths by age; 0-9 years (56), 10-19 years (26), 20- 29 (117), 30-39 years (301), 40-49 years (435), 50-59 years (734), 60 years and above (1,971).

Currently Kagwe added that a total of 1,127 patients are currently admitted in various health facilities countrywide, while 5,722 patients are under Home Based Isolation and Care program.

130 patients are in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), 39 of whom are on ventilatory support and 53 on supplemental oxygen. 38 patients are under observation.

Another 168 patients are separately on supplemental oxygen with 153 of them in general wards and 15 in High Dependency Units (HDU).

The CS has confirmed that as of today, a total of 1,417,100 vaccines had so far been administered across the country.

Of these, total first doses are 1,010,954 while second doses are 406,146, the uptake of the second dose among those who received their first dose is at 40.2 percent with the majority being males at 55 percent while females are at 45 percent and the proportion of adults fully vaccinated is 1.56 percent.

The uptake of the second dose by Priority Groups those aged 58 years and above 127,008, Others 109,918, Health Workers 84,432, Teachers 54,074 while Security Officers are at 30,714.

By Wangari Ndirangu

 

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