Coronavirus in Kenya: 152 new cases, three deaths, 39 recoveries


Coronavirus in Kenya: 152 new cases, three deaths, 39 recoveries

152 people have tested positive for coronavirus in Kenya out of a sample size of 3,213 tested in the last 24 hours.

The country’s caseload now stands at 106,125 with cumulative tests at 1,301,051.

“From the cases 144 are Kenyans while 8 are foreigners. 83 are males and 69 are females. The youngest is a seven-year-old child while the oldest is 79,” Health CS Mutahi Kagwe said in a statement.

A total of 357 patients are currently admitted in various health facilities countrywide, while 1,527 patients are on Home Based Isolation and Care.

57 patients are in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), 25 of whom are on ventilatory support and 28 on supplemental oxygen. 4 patients are on observation.

Another 15 patients are separately on supplementary oxygen all of whom are in the general wards. No patient is in the High Dependency Unit (HDU).

39 patients have since recovered from the disease: 23 from the Home Based and Isolation Care while 16 are from various health facilities. Total recoveries now stand at 86,717.

Three patients succumbed to the disease pushing cumulative fatalities to 1,859.

In terms of county distribution of the latest cases, Nairobi recorded 131, Kiambu 10, Machakos 4, Kajiado 2, Nyeri 2, Meru 1, Mombasa 1 and Murang’a.

In terms of sub county distribution, the 131 cases in Nairobi are from Dagoretti North and Lang’ata (17) cases each, Westlands (12), Kibra (11), Ruaraka (8), Embakasi Central, Kasarani and Makadara (7) cases each, Dagoretti South, Embakasi North, Embakasi West and Kamukunji (6) cases each, Embakasi South and Mathare (5) cases each, Roysambu and Starehe (4) cases each, Embakasi East (3).

In Kiambu, the 10 cases are from Ruiru (4), Kiambu Town (3), Juja (2) and Kiambaa (1). In Machakos the 4 cases are from Athi River, Kalama, Kangundo and Machakos Town (1) case each.

In Kajiado the 2 cases are from Kajiado East and Kajiado North (1) case each, while in Nyeri the 2 cases are all from Nyeri Central. The case in Meru is from Imenti South, the case in Mombasa is from Mvita and the case in Murang’a is from Maragua.

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