724 new cases, 248 recoveries and 14 deceased to Covid-19 in Kenya

724 people have tested positive for the virus, from a sample size of 5,085 tested in the last 24 hours, bringing to 56,601 the number of confirmed positive cases in the country. This means our positivity rate is 14.2 per cent. Our cumulative tests are now 704,605. From the cases 703 are Kenyans and 21 are foreigners. In terms of gender 454 are males and 270 females. The youngest is a one-year old baby, while the oldest is 84.

Distribution of the cases by Counties is as follows; Nairobi 362, Nakuru 46, Meru 44, Busia 44, Kiambu 38, Bungoma 33, Machakos 24, Laikipia 23, Mombasa 19, Garissa 17, Marsabit 10, Kisumu 10, Kajiado 8, Kilifi 8, Uasin Gishu 8, Nyeri 6, Kakamega 3, Kwale 3, Makueni 3, Kisii 2, Murang’a 2, Nyandarua 2, Nandi 2, Isiolo 2, Elgeyo Marakwet 1, Kitui 1, Tana River 1, Migori 1, and Vihiga 1.

In terms of Sub County Distribution; the 362 cases in Nairobi, are from Westlands (56), Langata (47), Starehe (33), Embakasi South (29), Embakasi West and Kamukunji (24) cases each, Dagoretti North (23), Embakasi East (22).

Mathare (18), Dagoretti South (16), Embakasi Central and Embakasi North (15) cases each, Makadara (14), Kasarani (11), Ruaraka (9) Kibra (4) and Roysambu (2).

In Nakuru, the 46 cases are from Nakuru East (20), Nakuru West (14), Kuresoi North (8), Njoro (2), Kuresoi South and Rongai (1) case each. In Meru the 44 cases are from Imenti North (25), Imenti South (17) and Igembe Central (2). In Busia, the 44 cases are from Matayos (25) and Teso North (19).

In Kiambu, the 38 cases are from Kiambu Town (11), Kikuyu and Ruiru (5) cases each, Kabete and Kiambaa (8) cases each, Limuru and Thika (4) cases each, Juja and Kiambaa (3) cases each, Lari (1).

In Bungoma, the 33 cases are from Kanduyi (16), Bumula (5), Kimilili, Mt Elgon, Webuye West (3) cases each, Kobuchai (2) and Tongaren (1). In Machakos, the 24 cases are from Machakos Town and Athi River (4) cases each, Yatta (3), Kathiano (2) and Kangundo (1). In Laikipia, all the 23 cases are from Laikipia East. In Mombasa, the 19 cases are from Nyali (8), Mvita (7), Jomvu (2), Kisauni and Likoni (1) case each.

In Garissa, the 17 cases are from (16) and Dadaab (1). In Marsabit, all the 10 cases are from Saku, while in Kisumu, all the 10 cases are from Kisumu Central. In Kajiado, the 8 cases are from Kajiado East and Kajiado North (3) cases each, Kajiado Central (2).

In Kilifi, the 8 cases are from Malindi (7) and Magarini (1). In Uasin Gishu, the 8 cases are from Ainabkoi (7) and Kapseret (1). In Nyeri, all the 6 cases are from Mathira East. The 3 cases in Kakamega, are from Lurambi (2) and Mumias East (1), the 3 cases in Kwale, are all from Msambweni, the 3 cases from Makueni, are from Kibwezi East (2) and Kibwezi West (1).

The 2 cases in Kisii, are all from Kitutu Chache South, the 2 cases in Murang’a, are from Gatanga and Kiharu (1) case each, all the 2 cases in Nyandarua, are from Kinangop, all the 2 cases in Nandi, are from Emgwen, and all the 2 cases in Isiolo, are from Isiolo Town.

The case in Elgeyo Marakwet, is from Keiyo North, the case in Kitui, is from Kitui South, the case in Tana River, is from Bura, the case in Migori, is from Awendo, and the case in Vihiga is from Vihiga.

On a positive note, today 248 patients have recovered from the disease, 178 from the Home-Based Care Program, while 70 have been discharged from various hospitals. Total recoveries now stand at 37,442. We thank all our healthcare workers, including those here in Kilifi County for the good work they are doing to save the lives of our people. We appreciate you.

Unfortunately, we have lost another 14 patients to the disease bringing the fatality to 1,027. Our sincere condolences to the families and friends of those who have lost their loved ones.

Currently, there are 1,297 patients admitted in various health facilities countrywide, while 4,841 are on Home Based Isolation and Care. 54 patients are in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), 26 of whom are on ventilatory support and 28 on supplemental oxygen. Another 55 patients are separately on supplementary oxygen out of whom 45 are in the general wards, while 10 are in the High Dependency Unit (HDU).

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