Kenya records 1,064 new COVID-19 cases as 7 more patients die


Kenya records 1,064 new COVID-19 cases as 7 more patients die
Health CS Mutahi Kagwe during a past press address on the state of COVID-19. PHOTO - COURTESY

Kenya has recorded 1,064 new COVID-19 cases from a sample size of 6,151 tested in the last 24 hours, pushing the total confirmed positive cases to 115,031.

In a statement issued on Tuesday the Ministry of Health noted that the cases include 964 Kenyans and 100 foreigners.

“558 are males and 506 are females. The youngest is a two-year-old baby while the oldest is 91,” reads the statement.

At the same time, seven more patients have succumbed to the disease, raising the cumulative fatalities to 1,925.

Meanwhile, 185 patients have recovered from the disease, 149 from the Home Based and Isolation Care, while 36 are from various health facilities. Total recoveries now stand at 88,781.

The 1,064 new cases are distributed across the country as follows: Nairobi 681, Kiambu 93, Nakuru 69, Uasin Gishu 40, Kisumu 25, Kajiado 23, Busia 20, Machakos 17, Kericho 17, Mombasa 15, Nyeri 10, Kirinyaga 8, Isiolo 5, Mandera 5, Laikipia 4, Turkana 4, Nandi 4, Meru 4, Elgeyo Marakwet 3, Migori 3, Siaya 3, Embu 1, Kakamega 1, Kwale 1, Marsabit 1, Murang’a 1, Narok 1, Nyamira 1, Nyandarua 1, Tharaka Nithi 1, Baringo 1 and Bomet 1.

In terms of Sub County distribution; the 681 cases in Nairobi are from Dagoretti North (76), Westlands (73), Kibra (71), Lang’ata (56), Embakasi West (46), Kasarani (37), Roysambu (36), Starehe (34), Embakasi Central and Kamukunji (33) cases each, Ruaraka (31), Embakasi East (29), Makadara and Mathare (27) cases each, Embakasi South (26), Dagoretti South and Embakasi North (23) cases each.

In Kiambu the 93 cases are from Thika (22), Kiambaa (14), Juja, Kiambu Town and Ruiru (11) cases each, Kikuyu (10), Gatundu North (9), Kabete (3), Lari and Limuru (1) case each. In Nakuru the 69 cases are from Nakuru East (30), Nakuru West (18), Nakuru North ((7), Gilgil (5), Naivasha and Subukia (3) cases each, Rongai (2) and Mob (1).

According to the Ministry of Health, a total of 709 patients are currently admitted in various health facilities countrywide, while 2,223 patients are on Home Based Isolation and Care.

There are 104 patients in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), 25 of whom are on ventilatory support and 70 on supplemental oxygen. 9 patients are on observation.

“Another 25 patients are separately on supplementary oxygen with 24 of them in the general wards and 1 in the High Dependency Unit (HDU),” added the Ministry.

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