Health Ministry reports 829 new COVID-19 cases, caseload hits 111,185


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829 people have tested positive for coronavirus out of a sample size of 6,239 tested in the last 24 hours, the Health Ministry has said.

In a statement to newsrooms on Thursday, MoH indicated that the total confirmed positive cases are now 111,185.

“The cumulative tests so far conducted are 1,352,126. From the cases 775 are Kenyans while 54 are foreigners. 490 are males and 339 are females. The youngest is a one-year-old baby while the oldest is 87,” the statement from Health CS Mutahi Kagwe reads.

One patient succumbed to the disease pushing our cumulative fatalities to 1,899.

The CS said a total of 566 patients are currently admitted in various health facilities countrywide, while 1,694 patients are on Home Based Isolation and Care.

91 patients are in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), 22 of whom are on ventilatory support and 60 on supplemental oxygen. 9 patients are on observation.

Another 28 patients are separately on supplementary oxygen with 26 of them in the general wards and 2 in the High Dependency Unit (HDU).

91 patients have recovered from the disease, 47 from the Home Based and Isolation Care while 44 are from various health facilities. Total recoveries now stand at 87,994.

In terms of county distribution of the new cases, Nairobi reported 407, Kiambu 82, Machakos 81, Meru 49, Nakuru 43, Uasin Gishu 26, Busia 20, Embu 18, Mombasa 17, Kajiado 14, Tharaka Nithi 9, Laikipia 8, Nyandarua 8, Kakamega 7, Kilifi 7, Bungoma 5, Kisumu 5, Homa Bay 4, Murang’a 3, Nakueni 3, Kisii 2, Kitui 2, Migori 2, Nandi 2, Nyeri 2, Trans Nzoia 1, Vihiga 1 and Elgeyo Marakwet 1.

In terms of sub county distribution, the 407 cases in Nairobi are from Lang’ata (60), Westlands (53), Dagoretti North (40), Starehe (36), Kasarani (23), Embakasi West (21), Embakasi South (20), Embakasi Central and Kibra (19) cases each, Makadara (18), Kamukunji (17), Dagoretti South and Roysambu (15) cases each, Ruaraka (14), Mathare (13), Embakasi East and Embakasi North (12) cases each.

In Kiambu the 82 cases are from Ruiru (20), Thika (13), Kiambu Town (12), Githunguri and Kikuyu (8) cases each, Kiambaa (7), Lari (5), Juja (3), Dagoretti North, Kabete and Limuru (2) cases each.

In Machakos the 81 cases are from Machakos Town (33), Matungulu (32), Athi River (9), Yatta (4), Mwala (2) and Kangundo (1). In Meru the 49 cases are from Igembe Central (40), Imenti North (7), Buuri and Imenti Central (1) case each.

In Nakuru the 43 cases are from Nakuru West (11), Nakuru East (10), Gilgil and Naivasha (6) cases each, Njoro and Subukia (3) cases each, Molo and Nakuru North (2) cases each. In Uasin Gishu the 26 cases are from Ainabkoi (16), Turbo (6), Kesses (2), Kapseret and Moiben (1) case each.

In Busia the 20 cases are from Matayos (18), Samia and Teso North (1) case each. In Embu all the 18 cases are from Manyatta. In Mombasa the 17 cases are from Mvita (6), Jomvu and Nyali (3) cases each, Changamwe and Likoni (2) cases each, Kisauni (1).

In Kajiado the 14 cases are from Kajiado Central and Kajiado North (6) cases each, Kajiado East (2). In Tharaka Nithi all the 9 cases are from Chuka. In Laikipia the 8 cases are from Laikipia East (7) and Laikipia West (1). In Nyandarua the 8 cases are from Kinangop (7) and OI Kalou (1).

In Kakamega the 7 cases are from Likuyani and Lugari (2) cases each, Khwisero, Lurambi and Navakholo (1) case each. In Kilifi the 7 cases are from Malindi (3), Kaloleni and Kilifi North (2) cases each.

In Bungoma the 5 cases are from Bumula, Kabuchai, Kanduyi, Kimilili and Sirisia (1) case each, while in Kisumu all the 5 cases are from Kisumu Central.

In Homa Bay the 4 cases are from Homa Bay Town (3) and Ndhiwa (1). In Murang’a the 3 cases are from Maragua (2) and Kiharu (1). In Makueni the 3 cases are from Kibwezi East, Kilome and Makueni (1) case each.

The 2 cases in Kisii are all from Kitutu Chache South, the 2 cases in Kitui are all from Mwingi Central, the 2 cases in Migori are from Nyatike and Rongo (1) case each, the 2 cases in Nandi are all from Emgwen, the 2 cases in Nyeri are from Mathira East and Tetu (1) case each.

The case in Trans Nzoia is from Kiminini, the case in Vihiga is from Vihiga and the case in Elgeyo Marakwet is from Keiyo South.

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