Coronavirus: Kenya records 19 new deaths, 756 cases


Coronavirus: Kenya records 19 new deaths, 756 cases
Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe addresses a press conference on March 23, 2020. PHOTO | CITIZEN DIGITAL

The Ministry of Health has announced 756 new cases of the novel coronavirus in the country.

The new cases which were tested from 4,316 samples push the country’s caseload to 63,244 from the 746,796 samples tested so far.

The cases consist 731 Kenyans and 25 foreign nationals:478 cases are male while 278 are female.

In terms of age distribution, the youngest patient is 1-year-old while the oldest is 81.

1,331 patients are currently admitted to various hospitals across the country while 5,843 are under the Home-based care.

59 others are in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), out of whom, 21 are on ventilatory support while 33 are on supplemental oxygen.

16 are in the High Dependency Unit (HDU) and 74 in the general ward.

The cases are distributed across the country as follows:

Nairobi 371, Mombasa 82, Kiambu 52, Busia 39, Uasin Gishu 34, Kajiado 27, Kakamega 18, Nyeri 17, Machakos 17, Nakuru 14, Kisumu 13, Kilifi 10, Meru 8, Kisii 7, Nandi 5, Nyamira 5, Laikipia4, Homabay 4, Lamu 4, Kericho 4, Nyandarua 3, Murang’a 3, Narok 3, Elgeyo Marakwet 2, Vihiga 2, Isiolo 2, Bomet 1, Bungoma 1, Taita Taveta 1, Tana River 1, Turkana 1, Trans Nzoia 1, Kitui 1, Tharaka Nithi 1 and Wajir 1,

In terms of Sub County Distribution; the 371 cases in Nairobi, are from Lang’ata (98), Kibra (51), Dagoretti North (44), Westlands (37), Embakasi West (24), Embakasi Central (14), Starehe (13), Kamukunji, Kasarani and Ruaraka (12) cases each, Embakasi East, Embakasi North and Roysambu (11) cases each, Dagoretti South (10), Makadara (5) Embakasi South (4) and Mathare (2)

In Mombasa, the 82 cases are from Mvita (30), Jomvu (19), Changamwe (12), Nyali (9), Kisauni (7) and Likoni (5).

In Kiambu, the 52 cases are from Ruiru and Thika (11) cases each, Kikuyu (8), Kiambu Town (7), Juja (5), Kabete (4), Kiambaa and Limuru (2) cases each Lari (1). In Busia, the 39 cases are from Matayos (28), Teso North (7), Nambale and Teso South (2) cases each.

In Uasin Gishu, the 34 cases are from Ainabkoi (10), Kapseret (9), Turbo (5), Kesses and Moiben (4) cases each, Soy (2). In Kajiado, the 24 cases are from Kajiado North (14), Kajiado East (9) Loitokitok (1).

In Kakamega, the 18 cases are from Lurambi (16), Mumias West and Shinyalu (1) case each.

In Nyeri, the 17 cases are from Nyeri Central (14), Mukurweini, Tetu and Mathira East (1) case each. In Machakos, the 17 cases are from Athi River (12), Kangundo, Kathiani, Machakos, Mwala and Yatta (1) case each.

In Nakuru, the 14 cases are from Nakuru East (9), Nakuru West (3),Naivasha and Nakuru North (1) case each.

In Kisumu, the 13 cases are from Kisumu Central (10), Kisumu East, Nyando and Seme (1) case each.

In Kilifi, the 10 cases are from Malindi (9) and Ganze (1). In Meru, the 8 cases are from Imenti North and Imenti South with (4) cases each

The Ministry of Health has also announced 19 new coronavirus fatalities pushing the death toll so far 1,130.

On a positive note, 728 patients have recovered from the virus; 645 were from the Home-Based Care and Isolation while 83 had been admitted to various hospitals.

The total number of recoveries stand at 42,659.

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