Kenya’s COVID-19 infections rise to 68,193 as 1,470 cases recorded; 25 dead


A medical worker takes a sample for COVID-19 during a community testing, as authorities race ...
A medical worker takes a sample for COVID-19 during a community testing, as authorities race to contain the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Abuja, Nigeria April 15, 2020. REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde

The Ministry of Health on Friday said 1,470 people tested positive for COVID-19 from a sample size of 8,072 tested in the last 24 hours, bringing to 68,193 the total number of confirmed infections in Kenya so far.

From the cases 1,397 are Kenyans and 73 foreigners; 986 are males and 484 are females, with the youngest being a two-month old infant and the oldest 88 years of age.

Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe, in a statement to the press, said 791 patients recovered from the coronavirus – 695 under the Home-Based Care Program, while 96 were discharged from various hospitals – taking total recoveries to 44,872.

CS Kagwe however stated that 25 patients succumbed to the disease, bringing the fatality to 1,228.

“A total of 1,364 patients are admitted in various health facilities countrywide, while 5,726 are on Home Based Isolation and Care. 54 patients are in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), 16 of whom are on ventilatory support, and 32 on supplemental oxygen,” read the statement.

“Another 93 patients are separately on supplementary oxygen out of whom 73 are in the general wards and 20 are in the High Dependency Unit (HDU).”

Distribution of the 1,470 new cases by counties is as follows; Nairobi 649, Mombasa 183, Kilifi 124, Kiambu 77, Kericho 75, Kakamega 37, Kajiado 31, Busia 30, Uasin Gishu 24, Machakos 24, Kisii 22, Nakuru 19, Bomet 17, Kisumu 17, Meru 15, Elgeyo Marakwet 15, Narok 13, Kirinyaga 10, Lamu 9, Mandera 9, Tana River 8, Nyeri 7, Taita Taveta 7, Bungoma 7, Laikipia 5, Nandi 5, Murang’a 4, Trans Nzoia 4, Nyandarua 4, Garissa 4, Vihiga 3, Kwale 2, Homabay 2, Makueni 2, Embu 2, Nyamira 1, Tharaka Nithi 1, Kitui 1 and Isiolo 1.

The 649 cases in Nairobi are from Lang’ata (225), Dagoretti North (58), Roysambu (41), Dagoretti South and Starehe (37) cases each, Westlands (34), Ruaraka (32), Kamukunji (28), Mathare (27) Embakasi West (24), Makadara (21), Kasarani (20), Embakasi North (17), Kibra (16), Embakasi Central (15), Embakasi East (13), and Embakasi South (4).

In Mombasa, the 183 cases are from Mvita (64), Nyali (37), Kisauni (32), Likoni (20), Jomvu (19) and Changamwe (11). In Kilifi, the 124 cases are from Malindi (57), Kilifi South (45), Kilifi North (13), Kaloleni (6) and Rabai (3).

In Kiambu, the 77 cases are from Thika (18), Ruiru (14), Kiambu Town (11), Kiambaa and Kikuyu (8) cases each, Juja (6), Lari and Limuru (4) cases each, Kabete (3) and Gatundu South (1).

In Kericho, the 75 cases are from Ainamoi (66); Belgut (7) and Kipkelion East (2). In Kakamega the 37 cases are from Shinyalu (16), Likuyani (10), Butere, Ikolomani and Mumias East (3) cases each, Malaya and Navakholo (1) case each.

In Kajiado, the 31 cases are from Kajiado East (14), Kajiado North (13) and Kajiado Central (4). In Busia, the 30 cases are from Matayos (20), Teso North (5), Nambale (4) and Butula (1).

In Uasin Gishu, the 24 cases are from Ainabkoi (13), Turbo (6), Kapseret (3), Kesses and Moiben (1) case each. In Machakos, the 24 cases are from Athi River (19) and Machakos Town (5).

In Kisii, the 22 cases are from Kitutu Chache South (20), Bonchari and South Mugirango (1) case each. In Nakuru, the 19 cases are from Nakuru West (8), Nakuru East (6), Naivasha (3), Nakuru North and Njoro (1) case each.

In Bomet, the 17 cases are from Bomet East (14) and Bomet Central (3). In Kisumu, the 17 cases are from Kisumu Central (11), Nyakach (5) and Kisumu West (1).

In Meru, the 15 cases are from Imenti North (8), Buuri (2), Igembe Central, Igembe South, Imenti Central, Imenti South and Tigania West (1) case each, while in Elgeyo Marakwet, all the 15 cases are from Keiyo North.

In Narok, the 13 cases are from Transmara West (11) and Narok North (2). In Kirinyaga, the 10 cases are from Kirinyaga West (8), Kirinyaga Central and Kirinyaga East (1) case each.

In Lamu, all the 9 cases are from Lamu West, while in Mandera the 9 cases are from Mandera East (8) and Mandera West (1). In Tana River, the 8 cases are from Galole (4), Bura (3) and Garsen (1).

The 7 cases in Nyeri, are from Nyeri Central (3), Mukurweini (2), Kieni West and Tetu (1) case each. The 7 cases in Taita Taveta, are from Voi (5) and Taveta (2), while the 7 cases in Bungoma, are from Kanduyi (5) and Kimilili (2).

In Laikipia, all the 5 cases are from Laikipia East, while in Nandi, all the 5 cases are from Emgwen. The 4 cases in Murangia, are from Gatanga, Kandara, Kiharu and Maragua with (1) case each.

The 4 cases in Trans Nzoia, are from Cherangany (3) and Kiminini (1), all the 4 cases in Nyandarua, are from 01 Kalou, while the 4 cases in Garissa, are from Dadaab (2), Fafi and Garissa Town (1) case each.

In Vihiga the 3 cases are from Vihiga (2) and Luanda (1). The 2 cases in Kwale are from Kinango and Msambweni with (1) case each.

All the 2 cases in Homabay are from Homabay Town. All the 2 cases in Makueni, are from Kibwezi East, the 2 cases in Embu, are from Manyatta and all the 2 cases in Nyamira are from Manga.

The case in Tharaka Nithi is from Chuka, the case in Kitui, is from Kitui Central, and the case in Isiolo, is from Isiolo Town.

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