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Kenya records 137 new Covid-19 cases as 18 failed – KBC

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The Ministry of Health has recorded 137 new Covid-19 cases from 1,641 sample sizes tested in the last 24 hours. The country’s beauty level is now 8.3%.

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Of the 129 cases are Kenyans while 8 are foreigners and 80 are men and 57 are women. The youngest is a 14-year-old child while the oldest is 97 years old.

In a statement on Monday, Health Cabinet Secretary Senator Mutahi Kagwe noted that the total number of confirmed cases has now been 160,559 and the number of additional tests to date has been 1,681,420.

The distribution of good cases for age is as follows; Ages 0-9 (2), 10-19 years (6), 20-29 years (16), 30-39 years (39), 40-49 years (24), 50-59 years (21), 60 years top (29).

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In terms of County distribution; Nairobi 70, Uasin Gishu 22, Kericho 9, Mombasa 8, Kiambu 7, Machakos 4, Kirinyaga, Murang’a, Narok and Nyeri 2 cases each, Taita Taveta, Bungoma, West Pokot, Kajiado, Kitui, Kwale, Makueni, Nakuru and Nyandarua1 case each.

In terms of Subdivision; 70 cases in Nairobi are from Langata (8), Dagoretti North (7), Kibra and Westlands (6) each case, Makadara, Roysambu and Starehe (5) each case, Dagoretti South (4), Embakasi East, West, Kamukunji , Kasarani, Mathare and Ruaraka (3) cases each, Embakasi Central, North and South (2) cases each.

In Uasin Gishu all 22 cases come from Moiben. In Kericho 9 cases come from Ainamoi (6), Belgut (2), East Kipkelion (1). In Mombasa 8 cases are from Mvita (5), Nyali (2), Kisauni (1).

In Kiambu 7 cases come from Ruiru (3), Thika (2), Kiambu Town and Limuru (1) cases each. InMachakos cases 4 cases come from Athi River, Kangundo, Machakos and Mwala (1) cases each.

2 Kirinyaga cases from Kirinyaga Central and Eastern (1) cases each, 2 cases in Murang’a from Kangema and Muranga South (1) each case, 2 cases in Narokare from Narok North and Transmara West (1) cases each and 2 cases in Nyeriare from Mathira East and Tetu (1) cases each.

The Taita Taveta case is from Voi, the case in Bungoma is from Kanduyi, the case in West Pokot is from West Pokot, the case in Kaajiado is from Kajiado North, the case in Kitui is from Kitui West, the case inKwale is from Kinango, the case is in Makueni from Mbooni, the case in Nakuru belongs to Gilgili and the Nyandarua case belongs to OlKalou.

CS said 216 patients had recovered from the disease, 170 from Home and Isolation Services, while 46 came from various health facilities across the country. The total treatment is now 109,077 of which 79,443 have come from Home Care and Isolation while 29,634 are from a variety of health facilities.

Sadly, 18 deaths have been reported in the last 24 hours, 9 have occurred on different dates within the past one month while 9 are deceased death reports from the facility record audit. This now pushes additional deaths to 2,781.

New deaths by age; 0-9 years (1), 10-19 years (0), 20-29 (1), 30-39 years (3), 40-49 years (2), 50-59 years (1)), 60 years and more (10).

Deaths of increasing age; Ages 0-9 (53), 10-19 years (20), 20-29 (103), 30-39 years (234), 40-49 years (361), 50-59 years (605), 60 years and above (1,405).

A total of 1,265 patients are currently hospitalized in various health facilities across the country, while 6,614 patients are in Home and Outcry.

179 patients are in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), 29 of them have respiratory support and 110 on additional oxygen. 40 patients are under investigation.

Another 127 patients are supplemented with supplemental oxygen and 119 of them in total wards and 8 in the High Dependency Unit (HDU).

To date, a total of 887,034 people have so far been vaccinated against COVID-19 disease nationwide.

Of these 516,616 are 58 years of age and older with a community of others, 158,168 Health Workers, 137,701 Teachers, while Security Officers are 74,554.

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