Kisumu leads as Kenya records 382 new COVID-19 cases; positivity rate at 10.3%

Kisumu leads as Kenya records 382 new COVID-19 cases; positivity rate at 10.3%
Health CS Mutahi Kagwe attends the World Health Assembly virtually on May 24, 2021. PHOTO / COURTESY / MOH

The Ministry of Health on Tuesday announced that 382 people tested positive for COVID-19 from a sample size of 3,719 tested in the last 24 hours.

The positivity rate is now 10.3%, with the total confirmed positive cases in the country rising to 168,925.

From the cases, 366 are Kenyans while 16 are foreigners; 226 are males and 156 females, while the youngest is a four-month-old baby and the oldest is 98 years.

Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe, in a statement to newsrooms, said 1,134 patients recovered from the coronavirus; 875 from the Home Based and Isolation Care, while 259 were discharged from various health facilities countrywide.

Total recoveries now stand at 115,813; of whom 84,228 are from Home Based Care and Isolation, while 31,585 are from various health facilities countrywide.

CS Kagwe however noted that 14 deaths were reported in the last 24 hours, all of them being late deaths reported from facility record audits conducted in the last one month. This pushes the cumulative fatalities to 3,087.

In terms of county distribution; Kisumu is leading with 110 cases, followed by Kericho with 37, Siaya 33, Nairobi 31, Busia 28, Mombasa 20, Kitui and Nakuru 19 cases, Uasin Gishu and Hama Bay 14 cases, Nyamira and Garissa 10 cases, Makueni 7, Vihiga 5, Bomet, Machakos and Kakamega 3 cases, Kiambu, Murang’a, Nyandarua and Meru 2 cases, Elgeyo Marakwet, Embu, Kajiado, Kilifi, Laikipia, Migori, Nandi and Turkana 1 case each.

The 110 cases in Kisumu are from Kisumu Central (54), Kisumu East (37), Kisumu West (14), Seme (3) and Nyando (2). In Kericho, 37 cases are from Kipkelion East (13), Ainamoi (12), Belgut (10) and Bureti (2).

In Siaya, the 33 cases are from Rarieda (13), Alego-Usonga (12), Bondo and Ugenya (3) cases each, Gem and Ugunja (1) case each. In Nairobi, the 31 cases are from Dagoretti North, Embakasi East, Kamukunji, Makadara and Mathare (3) cases each, Dagoretti South, Embakasi West, Kasarani, Ruaraka and Westlands (2) cases each, Embakasi Central, Embakasi North, Embakasi South, Kibra, Langata and Starehe (1) case each.

In Busia, the 28 cases are from Matayos (21), Teso North (4) and Teso South (3). In Mombasa, the 20 cases are from Jomvu (11), Nyali (5), Mvita (2), Kisauni and Likoni (1) case each. In Kitui, the 19 cases are from Mwingi West (16), Kitui Central, Kitui South and Mwingi Central (1) case each.

In Nakuru, the 19 cases are from Naivasha and Nakuru West (5) cases each, Njoro (3), Gilgil and Nakuru East (2) cases each, Ainamoi and Subukia (1) case each.

In Uasin Gishu, the 14 cases are from Turbo (9) and Ainabkoi (5). In Homa Bay, the 14 cases are from Homa Bay Town (7), Karachuonyo (4), Mbita, Ndhiwa and Rangwe (1) case each.

In Nyamira, the 10 cases are from Manga and Nyamira (5) cases each. In Garissa, the 10 cases are from Dadaab. In Makueni, the 7 cases are from Makueni (3), Kibwezi West (2), Kaiti and Mbooni (1) case each.

In Vihiga, the 5 cases are from Luanda and Vihiga (2) cases each, Hamisi (1). In Bomet, the 3 cases are from Bomet East. In Machakos, the 3 cases are from Matungulu (2) and Kangundo (1).

In Kakamega, the 3 cases are from Mumias West (2) and Lurambi (1). The 2 cases in Kiambu are from Kabete and Ruiru (1) case each, the 2 cases in Murang’a are from Kangema and Murang’a South (1) case each, the 2 cases in Nyandarua are from Kinangop and 01 Kalou (1) case each and the 2 cases in Meru are from Imenti North.

The case in Elgeyo Marakwet is from Keiyo North, the case in Embu is from Manyatta, the case in Kajiado is from Kajiado East, the case in Kilifi is from Kilifi North, the case in Laikipia is from Laikipia East, the case in Migori is from Rongo, the case in Nandi is from Emgwen and the case in Turkana is from Turkana West.

“A total of 1,079 patients are currently admitted in various health facilities countrywide, while 4,756 patients are under the Home Based Isolation and Care Program,” stated the CS.

“113 patients are in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), 24 of whom are on ventilatory support and 65 on supplemental oxygen. 24 patients are under observation.”

He added: “Another 98 patients are separately on supplemental oxygen with 91 of them in general wards and 7 in High Dependency Units (HDU).”

CS Kagwe further noted that, as of Tuesday, a total of 957,804 persons have been vaccinated against the COVID-19 disease countrywide.

Of these, he stated, 290,628 are aged 58 years and above; others 271,021; health workers 164,369; teachers 150,807; while security officers are 80,979.

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