COVID-19: Kenya records 1,068 new cases, 12 deaths

COVID-19: Kenya records 1,068 new cases, 12 deaths
Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe in a past press briefing. PHOTO| COURTESY

The total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Kenya has risen to 47,212 after 1,068 tested positive between Wednesday and Thursday.

The cases were tested from a sample of 7,556 which now pushes the cumulative total of samples tested in the country to 640,225.

From the cases 1,044 are Kenyans while 24 are foreigners. 666 are male while 402 are female.

The youngest patient is a six-month-old baby while the oldest is 96 years.

27 patients are currently receiving care in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) while 45 are on supplementary oxygen; 27 are on ventilatory support while 12 are in the High Dependency Unit (HDU).

A total of 1,121 patients are admitted in various hospitals while 3,112 are on the Home-Based Isolation and Care.

The cases are distributed across the country as follows: Nairobi 305, Nakuru 137, Mombasa 74, Kisumu 60, Kericho 58, Nandi 48, Uasin Gishu 48, Kakamega 47, Kilifi 34, Kisii 28, Laikipia 26, Turkana 22, Meru 20, Kajiado 18, Kiambu 18, Garissa 15, Busia 14, Machakos 14, West Pokot 12, Murang’a 9, Migori 9, Bomet 6, Isiolo 6, Nyamira 6, Siaya 5, Narok 4, Nyeri 4, Wajir 4, Bungoma 3, Trans Nzoia 3, Kirinyaga 3, Baringo 3, Elgeyo Marakwet 1, Lamu 1, Nyandarua 1, Taita Taveta 1 and Embu 1.

In terms of Sub County Distribution; In Nairobi, the 305 cases are from Lang’ata (34), Westlands (31), Dagoretti North (30), Kasarani and Makadara (25) cases each, Embakasi East and Embakasi South (19) cases each, Kibra (18), Dagoretti South and Embakasi West (14) cases each, Kamukunji, Ruaraka and Starehe (12) cases each, Mathare and Roysambu (11) cases each, Embakasi North (10) and Embakasi Central (8).

In Nakuru, the 137 cases are from Nakuru East (65), Nakuru West (22), Nakuru North (21), Rongai (11), Naivasha (9), Gilgil (7),  Kuresoi North and Njoro (1) case each.

In Mombasa, the 74 cases are from Mvita (45), Kisauni (11), Nyali (8), Likoni (5), Jomvu (3)
and Changamwe (2).

In Kisumu, the 60 cases are from Kisumu Central (40), Nyando (7), Nyakach (6), Kisumu West (4) and Kisumu East (3). In Kericho, the 58 cases are from Ainamoi (44), Belgut (12), Bureti and Kipkelion (1) case each.

In Nandi, the 48 cases are from Emgwen (42), Chesumei (4), Aldai and Mosop (1) case each. In Uasin Gishu, the 48 cases are from Turbo (21), Ainabkoi (14), Kesses (6), Kapseret (4) and Soy (3).

In Kakamega, the 47 cases from Lurambi (20), Mumias West (14), Malava (6), Mumias East (4), Kwhisero (2) and Matungu (1).

In Kilifi, the 34 cases are from Magarini (18), Malindi (13) and Kilifi North (3). In Kisii, the 28 cases are from Kitutu Chache South (22), Nyaribari Chache (5) and Bonchari (1).

In Laikipia, the 26 cases are from Laikipia East (21) and Laikipia West (5). In Turkana, the 22 cases are from Turkana Central (16), Turkana South (5) and Turkana West (1).

In Meru, the 20 cases are from Imenti North (13), Igembe South (2), Tigania West, Tigania East, Imenti South, Igembe North and Buuri (1) case each. In kajiado, the 18 cases are from Kajiado Central (11) and Kajiado North (7).

In Kiambu, the 18 cases are from Ruiru (4), Kiambaa, Kikuyu, and Thika (3) cases each, Juja and Kiambu Town (2) cases each, Githunguri (1).

In Garissa, the 15 cases are from Dadaab (9), Fafi (5) and Garissa Town (1). In Busia, the 14 cases are from Matayos and Teso North (7) cases each.

In Machakos, all the 14 cases are from Athi River, while all the 12 cases in West Pokot, are from West Pokot.

The 9 cases in Murang’a, are from Kandara (7) and Kiharu (2), while the 9 cases in Migori, are from Suna East (5) and Suna West (4).

The 6 cases in Bomet, are all from Bomet East, all the 6 cases in Isiolo, are from Isiolo town, all the 6 cases in Nyamira, are from Nyamira Town, and the 5 cases in Siaya, are from Rarieda (3), Bondo and Alego Usonga (1) case each.

The 4 cases in Narok, are all from Narok North, all the 4 cases in Nyeri, are from Nyeri Central, and the 4 cases in Wajir are from Wajir East (3) and Wajir South (1).

The 3 cases in Bungoma, are all from Kanduyi, the 3 cases in Trans Nzoia, are from Saboti (2) and Kwanza (1), all the 3 cases in Kirinyaga, are from Kirinyaga Central, while the 3 cases in Baringo, are from Baringo North (2) and Baringo Central (1).

The case in Elgeyo Marakwet, is from Keiyo South, the case in Lamu, is from Lamu West, the case in Nyandarua, is from Kinangop, the case in Taita Taveta, is from Wundanyi, and the case in Embu, is from Manyatta.

The Ministry of Health has also announced 12 new COVID-19 fatalities, with the death toll rising to 870.

290 patients have also recovered; 235 from the Home-Based Care Program while 55 have been discharged from various hospitals.

The total recoveries now stand at 33,050.

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