521 new cases, 425 recoveries and 14 succumb to Covid-19 in Kenya

Today, 521 people have tested positive for the virus, from a sample size of 4,721 tested in the last 24 hours, bringing to 89,100 the number of confirmed positive cases in the country. The cumulative tests are now 938,936. From the cases 504 are Kenyans while 17 are foreigners. In terms of gender 315 are males and 206 females. The youngest is a three-year old baby, while the oldest is 90.

Distribution of the cases by Counties is as follows; Nairobi 191, Kilifi 93, Kiambu 32, Busia 28, Uasin Gishu 22, Nakuru 19, Mombasa 17, Nyeri 14, Kajiado 14, Bungoma 13, Kirinyaga 11, Tana River 11, Kericho 9, Kisumu 6, Trans Nzoia 6, Makueni 5, Embu 5, Laikipia 4, Kitui 4, Nandi 3, Siaya 2, Murang’a 2, Kakamega 2, Isiolo 2, Machakos 1, Tharaka Nithi 1, Taita Taveta 1, Bomet 1, Nyandarua 1 and Kwale 1.

In terms of Sub County distribution; the 191 cases in Nairobi, are from Kibra (25), Lang’ata (24), Kasarani (15), Dagoretti North (13), Makadara, Starehe and Westlands (12) cases each, Embakasi East (11), Ruaraka (10), Dagoretti South and Embakasi West (9) cases each, Embakasi Central and Kamukunji (8) cases each, Mathare and Roysambu (7) cases each, Embakasi North (6), Embakasi South (3).

In Kilifi, the 93 cases are from Kaloleni (42), Kilifi North (32), Malindi (12), Kilifi South (6) and Magarini (1). In Kiambu, the 32 cases are from Kiambu Town (18), Ruiru (4), Gatundu South, Juja and Lari (2) cases each, Kabete, Kiambaa, Limuru and Thika (1) case each. In Busia, the 28 cases are from Matayos (26) and Teso North (2).

In Uasin Gishu, the 22 cases are from Turbo (11), Ainabkoi (9) and Kapseret (2). In Nakuru all the 19 cases are from Naivasha. In Mombasa, the 17 cases are from Mvita (8), Jomvu (4), Kisauni and Nyali (2) cases each, Likoni (1).

In Nyeri, the 14 cases are from Mathira East (12) and Nyeri Central (2). In Kajiado, the 14 cases are from Kajiado Central (9), Kajiado East (3) and Kajiado North (2), while all the 13 cases in Bungoma, are from Kanduyi.
In Kirinyaga, the 11 cases are from Kirinyaga Central (9) and Kirinyaga East (2), while the 11 cases in Tana River are all from Garsen. In Kericho, all the 9 cases are from Ainamoi. In Kisumu, all the 6 cases are from Kisumu Central.

In Trans Nzoia, the 6 cases are from Kimilili (5) and Kwanza (1). In Makueni, the 5 cases are from Makueni (4) and Kibwezi West (1), while the 5 cases in Embu, are all from Manyatta.
In Laikipia, the 4 cases are from Laikipia East, while in Kitui the 4 cases are from Kitui Central (3) and Mwingi Central (1). In Nandi, the 3 cases are from Nandi Hills (2) and Chesumei (1).

The 2 cases in Siaya, are from Alego Usonga, the 2 cases in Murang’a, are from Gatanga and Kiharu (1) case each, the 2 cases in Kakamega, are from Lurambi and Mumias West (1) case each, while the 2 cases in Isiolo, are from Isiolo Town.

The case in Machakos, is from Athi River, the case in Tharaka Nithi, is from Chuka, the case in Taita Taveta, is from Mwatate, the case in Bomet, is from Bomet Central, the case in Nyandarua, is from Oljoroorok, and the case in Kwale, is from Msambweni.

On a positive note, today 425 patients have recovered from the disease, 330 from the Home-Based Care Program, while 95 have been discharged from various hospitals. Total recoveries now stand at 69,839.

Sadly, we have lost another 14 patients have succumbed to the disease bringing the cumulative fatalities to 1,545. Our sincere condolences to the families and friends of those who have lost their loved ones.

Currently there are 1,102 patients admitted in various health facilities countrywide with 8,016 on Home Based Isolation and Care. 71 patients are in Intensive Care Unit (ICU), 31 of whom are on ventilatory support, and 39 on supplemental oxygen. 1 is on observation.

Another 66 patients are separately on supplementary oxygen out of whom 58 are in the general wards. 8 are in the High Dependency Unit (HDU).

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