Four patients succumb to COVID-19 as Kenya caseload hits 106,470


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One of the three robots, made in China and donated by Japan and the UNDP has been put to work at the JKIA. Kenya caseload for coronavirus stood at 106,470 on March 2, 2021. PHOTO | REUTERS

4 patients succumbed to the disease pushing the country’s cumulative fatalities to 1,863.

Health CS Mutahi Kagwe said the Kenya caseload now stands at 106,470 after 345 people tested positive for the disease.

This was out of a sample size of 5,550 tested in the last 24 hours: cumulative tests so far conducted are 1,306,601,

From the cases 294 are Kenyans while 51 are foreigners. 205 are males and 140 are females. The youngest is a two-month-old infant while the oldest is 93.

On Tuesday, 143 patients were reported to have recovered from the disease: 121 from the Home Based and Isolation Care and 22 from various health facilities.

Total recoveries now stand at 86,860.

A total of 378 patients are currently admitted in various health facilities countrywide, while 1,494 patients are on Home Based Isolation and Care.

58 patients are in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), 23 of whom are on ventilatory support and 29 on supplemental oxygen. 6 patients are on observation.

Another 14 patients are separately on supplementary oxygen all of whom are in the general wards. No patient is in the High Dependency Unit (HDU).

In terms of county distribution, Nairobi reported 198 cases, Kiambu 44, Nakuru 20, Mombasa 12, Kisumu 10, Kajiado 9, Machakos 8, Nyandarua 7, Nyeri 5, Laikipia 5, Murang’a 4, Busia 3, Garissa 3, Uasin Gishu 3, Embu 2, Kilifi 2, Meru 2, Narok 2, Siaya 2, Bungoma 1, Kisii 1, Makueni 1 and Nandi 1.

In terms of cub county distribution, the 198 cases in Nairobi are from Dagoretti North and Westlands (23) cases each, Lang’ata (19), Embakasi Central (15), Embakasi West and Kibra (14) cases each, Kamukunji (12), Kasarani (11), Ruaraka (10), Embakasi East, Embakasi South, Makadara and Mathare (9) cases each, Dagoretti South (7), Embakasi North (6), Starehe (5) and Roysambu (3).

In Kiambu the 44 cases are from Thika (10), Kiambu Town (8}, Kikuyu and Ruiru (7) cases each, Juja (4), Kabete (3), Gatundu South and Kiambaa (2) case each, Githunguri (1).

In Nakuru the 20 cases are from Nakuru East (9), Nakuru West (5), Njoro (2), Kuresoi North, Molo, Nakuru North and Rongai (1) case each. In Mombasa the 12 cases are from Nyali (4), Jomvu and Mvita (3) cases each, Kisauni (2).

In Kisumu all the 10 cases are from Kisumu Central. In Kajiado the 9 cases are from Kajiado North (6), Kajiado East (2) and Kajiado Central (1). In Machakos the 8 cases are from Athi River (7) and Nachakos Town (1). In Nyandarua the 7 cases are from OI Kalou (4) and Kinangop (3). In Nyeri the 5 cases are from Nyeri Central (4) and Kieni East (1).

In Laikipia all the 5 cases are all from Laikipia East. In Murang’a the 4 cases are from Kigumo, Kiharu, Maragua and Mathioya (1) case each. In Busia the 3 cases are from Teso North (2) and Samia (1). In Garissa the 3 cases are from Garissa Town, while in Uasin Gishu the 3 cases are from Ainabkoi.

The 2 cases in Embu are from Mbeere South and Manyatta (1) case each, the 2 cases in Kilifi are from Malindi and Rabai (1) case each, the 2 cases in Meru are all from Imenti North, the 2 cases in Narok are from Narok North and Transmara West (1) case each and the 2 cases in Siaya are from Bondo and Ugunja (1) case each.

The case in Bungoma is from Kanduyi, the case in Kisii is from Kitutu Chache South, the case in Makueni is from Makueni and the case in Nandi is from Emgwen.

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