17 succumb, 727 more cases and 806 recover from Covid-19 in Kenya

Today 727 people have tested positive for the virus, from a sample size of 4,913 tested in the last 24 hours, bringing to 78,512 the number of confirmed positive cases in the country. The cumulative tests are now 848,016. From the cases 705 are Kenyans while 22 are foreigners. 458 are males and 269 females. The youngest is a four-month old infant, while the oldest is 88.

Distribution of the cases by Counties is as follows; Nairobi 306, Kiambu 122, Kitui 38, Uasin Gishu 33, Kajiado 27, Machakos 25, Muranga 22, Busia 21, Mombasa 19, Garissa 17, Turkana 17, Kisumu 14, Kilifi 13, Nyeri 8, Nakuru 7, Kirinyaga 6, Kwale 6, Baringo 5, Embu 4, West Pokot 4, Siaya 4, Isiolo 3, Kisii 3, Makueni 2 and Mandera 1.

In terms of Sub County Distribution; the 306 cases in Nairobi, are from Lang’ata (86), Westlands (30), Embakasi West (21), Kamukunji and Kibra (18) cases each, Mathare (16), Embakasi East and Makadara (14) cases each, Dagoretti South and Kasarani (13) cases each, Embakasi Central and Ruaraka (11) cases each, Dagoretti North and Roysambu (9) cases each, Embakasi North and Embakasi South (8) cases each, Starehe (7).

In Kiambu, the 122 cases are from Thika (34), Lari (14), Kikuyu and Ruiru (13) cases each, Kiambaa (12), Gatundu South (8), Juja, Kiambu Town and Limuru (6) cases each, Githunguri (5), Kabete (3) and Gatundu North (2). In Kitui, the 38 cases are from Kituti Central (16), Mwingi Central (11), Mwingi West (5), Kitui West (4) and Kitui South (2).

In Uasin Gishu, the 33 cases are from Ainabkoi (12), Turbo (11), Kesses and Moiben (3) cases each, Kapseret and Soy (2) cases each. In Kajiado, the 27 cases are from Kajiado East (18), Kajiado North (7) and Kajiado Central (2). In Machakos the 25 cases are from Athi River (11), Machakos Town (9), Kangundo (3), Kalama and Kathiani (1) case each.

In Muranga, the 22 cases are from Mathioya (6), Gatanga, Kangema and Kiharu (4) cases each. In Busia, the 21 cases are from Matayos (12) and Nambale (9). In Mombasa, the 19 cases are from Nyali (5), Jomvu (4), Kisauni and Likoni (3) cases each, Changamwe and Mvita (2) cases each.

In Garissa, the 17 cases are from Garissa Town (10) and Dadaab (7). In Turkana, all the 17 cases are from Turkana West. In Kisumu, all the 14 cases are from Kisumu Central, while in Kilifi the 13 cases are from Rabai (5), Kilifi North and Malindi (3) cases each, Kaloleni (2).

In Nyeri, the 8 cases are from Nyeri Central (5) and Mukurweini (3). In Nakuru, the 7 cases are from Nakuru West (3), Naivasha (2), Gilgil and Nakuru West (1) case each. In Kirinyaga, all the 6 cases are from Kirinyaga Central while, in Kwale, all the 6 cases are from Msambweni.

In Baringo, the 5 cases are from Baringo Central and Baringo North (2) cases each, Mogotio (1). The 4 cases in Embu, are all from Manyatta, all the 4 cases in West Pokot, are from West Pokot, and the 4 cases in Siaya are from Rarieda (3) and Gem (1).
In Isiolo, all the 3 cases are from Isiolo Town, while all the 3 cases in Kisii, are from Bobasi. In Makueni, all the 2 cases are from Wote, while the case in Mandera, is from Mandera East.

On a positive noted today, 806 patients have recovered from the disease, 701 from the Home-Based Care Program, while 105 have been discharged from various hospitals. The total recoveries now stand at 52,709. We thank our healthcare workers for their continued dedication to duty that has enabled us achieve these results.

Sadly, we have lost another 17 patients to the disease bringing the fatality to 1,409. Our sincere condolences to the families and friends of those who have lost their loved ones.

There are 1,196 patients admitted in various health facilities countrywide, while 7,139 are on Home Based Isolation and Care. 51 patients are in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), 29 of whom are on ventilatory support, and 18 on supplemental oxygen. Another 106 patients are separately on supplementary oxygen out of whom 94 are in the general wards. 12 are in the High Dependency Unit (HDU).

We MUST strictly adhere to the containment measures, that the Ministry of Health has issued, since this pandemic struck us in March this year, if we have to bring the positivity rate down; Dr Mercy Mwangangi, CAS Health.

We shall not tire in reminding you of the need to wash your hands with soap and water, wearing of face masks at all times in public places, maintaining social and physical distance and more important avoiding all public gatherings be they social or political.

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