427 new cases, 286 recoveries and 1 patient succumb to Covid-19 in Kenya

Today 427 people have tested positive for the virus, from a sample size of 7,593 tested in the last 24 hours, bringing to 95,195 the number of confirmed positive cases in the country. The cumulative tests are now 1,021,880. From the cases 406 are Kenyans while 21 are foreigners. 256 are males and 171 females. The youngest is a five-year old child, while the oldest is 87.

Distribution of the cases by Counties is as follows; Nairobi 176 Mombasa 68, Kiambu 58, Kitui 15, Kilifi 14, Kwale 13, Kisumu 12, Machakos 10, Kajiado 10, Nakuru 8, Busia 7, Murang’a 6, Bungoma 5, Lamu 5, Taita Taveta 5, Nandi 3, Meru 2, Kirinyaga 2, Embu 2, Kakamega 1, Siaya 1, Makueni 1, Nyamira 1, Mandera 1 and Homa Bay 1.

In terms of Sub County Distribution, in Nairobi the 176 cases are from Lang’ata (37), Kibra (27), Westlands (23), Dagoretti North and Starehe (9) cases each, Embakasi East and Kasarani (8) cases each, Embakasi South, Embakasi West and Kamukunji (7) cases each, Dagoretti South (6), Embakasi Central, Embakasi North, Roysambu and Ruaraka and (5) cases each, Makadara and Mathare (4) cases each. In Mombasa the 68 cases are from Mvita (30), Jomvu and Kisauni (11) cases each, Changamwe (8), Likoni and Nyali (4) cases each.

In Kiambu, the 58 cases are from Thika (27), Gatundu South (9), Kiambu Town (7), Limuru (4), Juja (3), Kikuyu, Lari and Ruiru (2) cases each, Kabete and Kiambaa (1) case each. In Kitui the 15 cases are from Kitui Central (10) and Kitui Rural (5).

In Kilifi the 14 cases are from Kilifi North (11), Kilifi South (2), Kaloleni (1). In Kwale, the 13 cases are from Msambweni (11) and Lunga Lunga (2). In Kisumu, the 12 cases are from Kisumu West (7), Kisumu Central (4) and Kisumu East (1).

In Machakos, the 10 cases are from Athi River (6), Machakos Town (3) and Kalama (1). In Kajiado, the 10 cases are from Kajiado North (6) and Kajiado East (4). In Nakuru the 8 cases are from Nakuru East (4), Nakuru West (2), Naivasha and Njoro (1) case each. In Busia, all the 7 cases are from Matayos.
In Murang’a, the 6 cases are from Mathioya (3), Maragua (2) and Gatanga (1).

In Bungoma, the 5 cases are from Kanduyi and Sirisia (2) cases each, Kimilili (1). In Lamu, all the 5 cases are from Lamu west. In Taita Taveta the 5 cases are from Voi (3), Taveta and Wundanyi (1) case each, while in Nandi, all the 3 cases are from Nandi Hills.

The 2 cases in Meru are from Imenti North and Tigania West (1) case each, the 2 cases in Kirinyaga are from Kirinyaga Central and Mwea East (1) case each, while the 2 cases in Embu, are from Manyatta and Runyenjes (1) case each.

The case in Kakamega is from Mumias West, the case in Siaya, is from Alego-Usonga, the case in Makueni, is from Makueni, the case in Nyamira is from Nyamira Town, the case in Mandera, is from Mandera East and the case in Homa Bay is from Homa Bay Town.

Today, 286 patients have recovered from the disease, 228 being from the Home-Based Care Program, while 58 have been discharged from various hospitals. The total recoveries now stand at 76,508.

Sadly, 1 patient has succumbed to the disease bringing the cumulative fatalities to 1,648. Our sincere condolences to the family and friends of those who have lost their loved ones.
Currently, there are 789 patients admitted in various health facilities countrywide and 3,705 on Home Based Isolation and Care. 43 patients are in Intensive Care Unit (ICU), 20 of whom are on ventilatory support, and 21 on supplemental oxygen. 2 are on observation.
Another 29 patients are separately on supplementary oxygen, out of whom 24 are general wards and 5 are in the High Dependency Unit (HDU).

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