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Nairobi records 272 cases of Covid in the last 24 hours

KNA    618 people have tested positive for the Covid-19 disease, from a sample size of 5,507 tested in the last 24 hours.

The positivity rate is now 11.2 percent and total confirmed positive cases are now 193,807 and cumulative tests so far conducted are 2,064,700.

In a statement, yesterday, the Covid-19 situation in the country, Health Cabinet Secretary (CS),Mutrahi Kagwe, said that from the cases 580 are Kenyans, while 38 are foreigners. 333 are females and 285 males. The youngest is a six month-old infant while the oldest is 103 years. Total 1.

In terms of County distribution, Nairobi has recorded  272 cases followed by  Mombasa 52,  Kiambu 41, Nakuru 30, Uasin Gishu 24, Migori 23, Busia 19,  Nandi 17, Kirinyaga 12, Kilifi 11, Kitui 10, Murang’a 10, Kajiado  9, Kericho 8, Kisumu 8, Machakos 8, Siaya 8, Vihiga 7, Garissa 7,  Taita Taveta 6, Turkana 6, Homa Bay 5, Nyandarua 3, Meru 3,  Embu 3, Bungoma 2, Kakamega 2, Kisii 2, Nyamira 2, Nyeri 2,  Bomet 1, Laikipia 1 and Makueni 1.

In terms of Sub-county distribution, the 272 cases in Nairobi are  from Makadara (28), Kasarani (27), Embakasi West (20),  Westlands (19), Embakasi East (18), Embakasi Central and Langata (17) cases each, Ruaraka (16), Dagoretti North, Embakasi North  and Mathare (15) cases each, Kibra (14), Dagoretti South and  Roysambu (13) cases each, Starehe (11), Kamukunji (9), Embakasi  South (5).

In Mombasa the 52 cases are from Mvita (17), Kisauni  (13), Nyali (11), Jomvu (5), Changamwe (4) and Likoni (2).  In Kiambu the 41 cases are from Gatundu South (13), Kabete and  Ruiru (5) cases each, Kiambaa and Lari (4) cases each, Gatundu  North, Juja, Kikuyu and Limuru (2) cases each, Githunguri (1). In Nakuru the 30 cases are from Rongai (9), Nakuru East (6), Molo  and Nakuru West (4) cases each, Naivasha (3), Nakuru North (2),  Gilgil and Subukia (1) case each.

In Uasin Gishu the 24 cases are from Ainabkoi (12), Turbo (7),  Kapseret (3), Kesses and Moiben (1) case each. In Migori the 23 cases are from Rongo (9), Kuria West (6), Suna East (4), Uriri (3),  Awendo (1). In Busia the 19 cases are from Matayos (13), Teso  South (6). In Nandi the 17 cases are from Emgwen (14), Aldai  (2), Chesumei (1).

 In Kirinyaga the 12 cases are from Kirinyaga South (5), Central (4), West (3). In Kilifi the 11 cases are from  Kilifi North (5), Kaloleni (4), Malindi and Rabai (1) case each.  In Kitui the 10 cases are from Kitui Central (4), Rural (2), East, South, West and Mwingi Central (1) case each. In Murang’a the 10 cases are from Murang’a South (6), Gatanga and Kiharu (2) case each. In Kajiado the 9 cases are from Kajiado East, North, and Loitokitok (3) cases each.

The 8 cases in Kericho are from  Ainamoi (6), Belgut and Kipkelion West (1) case each, the 8 cases  in Kisumu are from Nyando (6), Muhoroni and Seme (1) case each,  the 8 cases in Machakos are from Athi River and Kalama (3) cases  each, Masinga and Yatta (1) case each and the 8 cases in Siaya are from Ugenya (3), Alego Usonga (2), Gem, Rarieda and Ugunja  (1) case each. In Vihiga the 7 cases are from Vihiga (5) and Hamisi (2). In Garissa the 7 cases are from Dadaab (4) and Garissa Town (3). In Taita Taveta the 6 cases are from Voi (5) and Mwatate (1).

In Turkana all the 6 cases are from Turkana Central. In Homa Bay the 5 cases are from Karachuonyo (3), Homa Bay Town and Rangwe (1) case each. In Nyandarua the 3 cases are from  Kinangop. In Meru the 3 cases are from Buuri, Igembe Central  and Imenti North (1) case each, while in Embu the 3 cases are  from Manyatta (2), Runyenjes (1). 

The 2 cases in Bungoma are from Kimilili, the 2 cases in Kakamega are from Kwhisero and Likuyani (1) case each, the 2 cases in Kisii are from Bobasi and Kitutu Chache South (1) case each, the 2 cases in Nyamira are from Manga and Nyamira Town (1) case each, the 2 cases in Nyeri are from Mathira West and  Mukurweini (1) case each. The case in Bomet is from Sotik, the case in Laikipia is from Laikipia East and the case in Makueni is from Makueni.

Distribution of positive cases by age is as follows; 0-9 years (20), 10-19 years (42), 20-29 years (83), 30-39 (154) 40-49 (113) 50-59 (98) 60 years and above (108).

Kagwe said that 290 patients have recovered from the disease with 261 from various health facilities countrywide while 29 are from Home Based Isolation and Care.

“ The total recoveries now stand at 183,211 out of which 146,313 are from Home Based Care and Isolation  program, while 36,898 are from various health facilities”, he said .

Sadly,  Kagwe noted that, 17 patients have succumbed to the disease all of them being  late deaths reported after conducting facility record audits in the  months of November 2020, and March 2021 and this  now pushes the cumulative fatalities to 3,800.

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 (0), 60 years and  above (16).

Cumulative deaths by age; 0-9 years (56), 10-19 years (26), 20- 29 (121), 30-39 years (312), 40-49 years (450), 50-59 years (762), 60 years and above (2,073).

Current the CS confirmed that a total of 1,222 patients are admitted in various health facilities countrywide, while 4,339 are under the Home-Based Isolation and Care program. 139 patients are in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), 35 of whom are on ventilatory support and 75 on supplemental oxygen. 29 patients are under observation.

Another 273 patients are separately on supplemental oxygen with 241 of them in general wards and 32 in High Dependency Units (HDU).

As of, yesterday, Kagwe said that a total of 1,635,441 vaccines had so far been administered across the country and of these, total first doses are 1,040,317 while second doses are 595,124.

“The uptake of the second dose among those who received their first dose is at 57.2 percednt with the majority being males at 55 percent while females are at 45 percent and the proportion of adults fully vaccinated is 2.2 percent. 

The uptake of the second dose by Priority Groups those   Aged 58 years and above 185,693, Others 170,516, Health Workers 107,550 Teachers 84,147 while Security Officers are at 47,218.

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