Kenya’s COVID-19 cases cross 100,000 mark as 69 people test positive

Kenya's COVID-19 cases cross 100,000 mark as 69 people test positive
Health CS Mutahi Kagwe,speaks when he launched the Smart Anti-Epidemic Robotic solution technology during a ceremony attended by various dignataries and ministry officials at a Nairobi hotel on January 22, 2021. PHOTO / MOH

The Ministry of Health on Monday revealed that 69 people tested positive for COVID-19 out of a sample size of 2,814 tested in the last 24 hours, taking the total confirmed infections to 100,052.

From the cases, 56 are Kenyans while 17 are foreigners; 52 are males while 17 are females, and the youngest is a 12-year-old child while the oldest is 99.

Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe, in a statement to newsrooms, said 449 patients recovered from the disease – 269 were discharged from various facilities while 180 are from the Home Based Isolation and Care – hence taking total recoveries to 83,418.

CS Kagwe further stated that no deaths were reported within the period hence the country’s coronavirus fatality remains at 1,744.

“Currently there are 506 patients admitted in various health facilities countrywide, while 1,469 are on Home Based Isolation and Care. 25 patients are in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), 13 of whom are on ventilatory support and 11 on supplemental oxygen. 1 patient is under observation,” read the statement.

“Another 17 patients are separately on supplementary oxygen with 10 of them in the general wards. 7 patients are in the High Dependency Unit.”

The cases, in terms of county distribution, is as follows: Nairobi 49, Kitui 9, Mombasa 2, Machakos 1, Busia 1, Garissa 1, Kajiado 1, Kisumu 1, Kwale 1, Meru 1, Trans Nzoia 1, and Uasin Gishu 1.

The 49 cases in Nairobi are from Lang’ata (11), Kibra (6), Westlands (5), Embakasi Central, Embakasi West, Kasarani and Makadara (3) cases each, Dagoretti North, Embakasi South, Kamukunji, Roysambu and Ruaraka (2) cases each, Dagoretti South, Embakasi East, Embakasi North, Mathare and Starehe (1) case each.

In Kitui, all the 9 cases are from Kitui Central. In Mombasa, the 2 cases are from Changamwe and Mvita (1) case each. The case in Machakos is from Kangundo, the case in Busia is from Teso South and the case in Garissa is from Garissa Town.

The case in Kajiado is from Loitokitok, the case in Kisumu is from Kisumu East, the case in Kwale is from Msambweni, the case in Meru is from Imenti Central, the case in Trans Nzoia is from Kiminini and the case in Uasin Gishu is from Ainabkoi.

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