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Ten More Covid-19 Fatalities

At least 10 patients have succumbed to Covid related ailments over the last 24 hours bringing the cumulative number of fatalities resulting from the pandemic to 3013.

Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe however said the deaths occurred on diverse dates during the month but their documentation was delayed until yesterday when they factored into the Covid 19 data.

He said the country had reported 72 new infections over the last 24 hours from a sample size of 2,056 tested in the last 24 hours bringing the positivity rate to now 3.5 percent.

The total confirmed positive cases are now 165,537 and cumulative tests so far conducted are 1,746,449.

In a statement today on the COVID situation in the country, Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe said that from the today’s cases 63 are Kenyans and 9 are foreigners. 45 are males and 27 females. The youngest is a one-year-old-baby while the oldest is 84 years.

In terms of County distribution; Nairobi 28, Mombasa 22, Busia 9, Kilifi 3, Embu and Homa Bay 2 cases each, Kwale, Laikipia, Machakos, Nakuru, Nyeri and Kiambu 1 case each.

In terms of Sub County distribution; the 28 cases in Nairobi are from Langata (4), Dagoretti North, Kibra and Starehe (3) cases each, Kamukunji and Makadara (2) cases each, Dagoretti South, Embakasi Central, Embakasi East, Embakasi North, Embakasi South, Embakasi West, Kasarani, Mathare, Roysambu, Ruaraka and Westlands (1) case each.

In Mombasa the 22 cases are from Mvita (13), Nyali (5), Kisauni (3) and Jomvu (1). In Busia the 9 cases are from Teso North (7) and Matayos (2). In Kilifi the 3 cases are from Malindi. In Embu the 2 cases are from Manyatta and Mbeere North (1) case each, while in Homa Bay the 2 cases are from Homa Bay Town and Karachuonyo (1) case each.

The case in Kwale is from Kinango, the case in Laikipia is from Laikipia East, the case in Machakos is from Athi River, the case in Nakuru is from Nakuru East, the case in Nyeri is from Tetu and the case in Kiambu is from Kikuyu.

Distribution of positive cases by age is as follows; 0-9 years (3), 10-19 years (3), 20-29 years (8), 30-39 years (15), 40-49 years (20), 50-59 years (13), 60 and above (10).

Today, the CS said that 262 patients have recovered from the disease, 235 from the Home Based and Isolation Care, while 27 are from various health facilities countrywide.

This now brings the total number of recoveries now s at 113,874 of whom 82,777 are from Home Based Care and Isolation, while 31,097 are from various health facilities countrywide.

Currently, the CS said that a total of 1,036 patients are currently admitted in various health facilities countrywide, while 4,729 patients are under the Home-Based Isolation and Care Program. 108 patients are in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), 23 of whom are on ventilatory support and 70 on supplemental oxygen. 15 patients are under observation.

Another 84 patients are separately on supplemental oxygen with 79 of them in general wards and 5 in High Dependency Units (HDU).

  By  Wangari Ndirangu

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