101-year-old among 747 new COVID-19 infections in Kenya


101-year-old among 747 new COVID-19 infections in Kenya
Health CS Mutahi Kagwe addresses the press on the state of COVID-19 on March 17, 2021. PHOTO / COURTESY / MOH

The Ministry of Health in a statement on Sunday announced 747 new COVID-19 infections, tested from a sample size of 5,145 in the last 24 hours.

Kenya total of confirmed cases has now hit 120,910 while the cumulative tests conducted so far have hit 1,414,865.

According to the statement, the new cases comprise 710 Kenyans and 37 foreigners; 396 are male while 351 are female.

The youngest patient is a seven-month-old infant while the oldest is 101.

Across the country, the cases are distributed as follows: Nairobi 524, Nakuru 51, Kiambu 44, Kajiado 24, Kitui 19, Makueni 18, Machakos 15, Mombasa 14, Garissa 12, Meru 6, Busia 5, Nyandarua 5, Kilifi 3, Nyeri 3, Uasin Gishu 2, Homa Bay 1 and Murang’a 1.

In terms of Sub County distribution; the 524 cases in Nairobi are from Westlands (56), Dagoretti North (47), Kamukunji and Lang’ata (37) cases each, Roysambu (33), Kibra and Ruaraka (31) cases each, Embakasi South (30), Embakasi West (29), Makadara (28), Embakasi Central (26), Embakasi East and Starehe (25) cases each, Kasarani (24), Mathare (23), Dagoretti South (22), Embakasi North (20).

In Nakuru the 51 cases are from Naivasha (18), Subukia and Nakuru East (13) cases each, Nakuru West (5), Nakuru North (2).

In Kiambu the 44 cases are from Ruiru (15), Kikuyu (8), Thika (7), Kiambaa (5), Juja and Limuru (3) cases each, Kiambu Town (2) and Lari (1).

In Kajiado the 24 cases are from Kajiado North (15) and Kajiado East (9) while In Kitui all the 19 cases are from Kitui Central.

In Makueni the 18 cases are from Kaiti (5), Kilome and Mbooni (4) cases each, Kibwezi West and Makueni (2) cases each, Kibwezi East (1).

In Machakos the 15 cases are from Athi River (7), Machakos Town (4), Kathiani, Masinga, Matungulu and Mwala (1) case each.

In Mombasa the 14 cases are from Nyali (6), Kisauni and Mvita (3) cases each, Jomvu and Likoni (1) case each.

The Ministry of Health also announced 114 new recoveries; 74 from the Home Based and Isolation Care and 40 from various health facilities.

Total recoveries now stand at 89,622.

Meanwhile, Kenya’s total COVID-19 deathtoll hit 2,011 after 17 new deaths were reported in the last 24 hours.

The Health Ministry said 7 of those deaths occurred in the last 48 hours while 10 are late death reports from facility record audits done on diverse dates.

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