COVID-19: Kenya records 18 new deaths, 276 cases


COVID-19: Kenya records 18 new deaths, 276 cases
Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe and Chief Administrative Secretary Dr. Mercy Mwangangi. PHOTO| COURTESY

The Ministry of Health (MoH) has announced 276 new cases of COVID-19, tested from a sample of 2,126.

The new cases push the country’s total caseload to 49,997 and the total number of samples tested so far to 662,046.

From the cases, 273 are Kenyans while 3 are foreigners; 179 are male while 97 are female.

The youngest patient is a 2-year-old baby while the oldest is 90-years-old.

The cases are distributed across the country as follows: Mombasa 71, Machakos 58, Nairobi 50, Kilifi 21, Busia 21, Kwale 19, Kajiado 13, Garissa 6, Nakuru 5, Narok 4, Makueni 3, Kiambu 3, Taita Taveta 1, and Tharaka Nithi 1.

Across the sub-counties, the cases are distributed as follows: In Mombasa, the 71 cases are from Kisauni (33), Mvita (20), Nyali (9), Likoni (5), Changamwe and Jomvu (2) cases each.

In Machakos, the 58 cases are from Machakos Town (34), Kangundo (17), Athi River (5), Masinga and Mwala (1) case each.

In Nairobi, the 50 cases are from Starehe (9), Ruaraka (8), Westlands (6), Embakasi South and Lang’ata (5) cases each, Embakasi Central (4), Dagoretti North and Kibra (3) cases each, Dagoretti South and Kasarani (2) cases each, Makadara, Mathare and Roysambu (1) case each.

In Kilifi, the 21 cases are from Kilifi North (15), Kilifi South and Magarini (3) cases each.

In Busia, the 21. cases are from Matayos (19) and Teso North (2). In Kwale, the 19 cases are from Msambweni (17) and Lungalunga (2).

In Kajiado, the 13 cases are from Kajiado East (10) and Kajiado Central, Kajiado North and Loitoktok with (1) case each. In Garissa, all the 6 cases are from Dadaab. In Nakuru, all the 5 cases are from Naivasha.

In Narok, all the 4 cases are from Narok East. In Makueni, the 3 cases are from Kibwezi West (2) and Kilome (1). In Kiambu, the 3 cases are from Kabete, Kiambaa and Limuru with (1) case each.

The case in Taita Taveta, is from Taveta and the case in Tharaka Nithi, is from Tharaka South.

MoH has also announced 220 recoveries; 150 from the Home-Based Care Systen and 70 from various hospitals across the country.

The COVID-19 death toll has also risen to 920 after 18 patients succumbed.

Currently, there are 20 patients in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), 52 on supplementary oxygen, while 20 are in High Dependency Unit (HDU).

A total of 1,191 are admitted in various health facilities while 1,406 are on Home Based Isolation and Care.

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