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Kenya records 345 new Covid-19 cases as 24 failed – KBC

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The Ministry of Health has recorded 345 new Covid-19 cases from 6,686 sample sizes tested in the last 24 hours bringing a positive rate of up to 5.2%.

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Of the cases 339 are Kenyans while 6 are foreigners and 195 are men and 150 women. The youngest is a two-year-old child while the oldest is 94 years old.

In a statement on Tuesday, Health Cabinet Secretary Senator Mutahi Kagwe noted that the total number of certified cases now is 160,904 and the supplementary tests so far have been 1,688,106.

The distribution of good cases for age is as follows; Ages 0-9 (10), 10-19 (17) years, 20-29 years (53), 30-39 years (86), 40-49 years (59), 50-59 years (59), 60 years above (61).

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In terms of County distribution; Nairobi 75, Uasin Gishu 49, Mombasa 35, Kisumu 29, Kitui 26, Kilifi 16, Meru and Embu 13 cases each, Machakos 9, Nakuru 10, Nyamira and Trans Nzoia 9 cases each, Kericho 6, Laikipia 5, Kiambu, Nandi and Siaya 4 cases each, Homa Bay, Kajiado, Kakamega, Murang’a and Nyandarua 3 cases each, Nyeri, Tharaka Nithi, Vihiga and West Pokot 2 cases each, Bomet, Bungoma, Kirinyaga, Kisii, Makueni and Migori 1 case each.

In terms of distribution of Sub-County; 75 cases in Nairobi are from Kibra (9), Kasarani (8), Westlands (7) Kamukunji and Makadara (5) each case, Dagoretti North, Embakasi Central, Langata, Ruaraka and Starehe (4) each, Dagoretti South Embakasi East, North, South and West, Mathare and Roysambu (3) cases each.

In Uasin Gishu 49 cases come from the case of Moiben (36), Ainabkoi (6), Kapseret (3), Soy (2), Kesses and Turbo (1) each case. In Mombasa 35 cases come from Mvita (24), Nyali (3), Changamwe, Jomvu, Kisauni and Likoni (2) cases each.

In Kisumu the 29 cases are from Kisumu Central (20), Kisumu West and Nyando (3) cases each, Kisumu East (2) and Muhoroni (1). In Kitui the 26 cases are from Mwingi West (7), Kitui South and Mwingi Central (5) cases each, Kitui Central and Kitui East (3) cases each, Kitui West (2) and Mwingi North (1).

Kilifi 16 cases are from Kilifi North (9), Magarini (6) and Malindi (1). In Meru 13 cases are from Imenti North (4), Igembe Central, North and Imenti Central (2) each case, Imenti South, Tigania East and West (1) each case.

In Embu 13 cases come from Manyatta (12) and Mbeere North (1). In Machakos 9 cases come from Mwala (3), Yatta (2), Athi River, Kalama, Kathiani and Machakos Town (1) cases. In Nakuru 10 cases come from Nakuru West (4), East (3), Gilgil, Njoro and Subukia (1) cases. In Nyamira 9 cases come from Nyamira Town (6), Manga, Masaba North and Nyamira North (1) cases.

In Trans Nzoia 9 cases come from First (3), Cherangany, Kiminini and Saboti (2) cases each. In Kericho 6 cases come from Ainamoi and Belgut (2) cases each, Bureti and Kipkelion East (1) cases each.

In Laikipia 5 cases come from Laikipia East (3) and West (2). In Kiambu 4 cases come from Ruiru (2), Kiambu Town and Kikuyu (1) cases each. In Nandi 4 cases come from Nandi Hills (2), Chesumei and Emgwen (1) each case and in Siaya 4 cases come from Alego Usonga, Bondo, Gem and Rarieda (1) cases each.

3 cases of Homa Bay are from Homa Bay Town, Karachuonyo and Mbita (1) each case, 3 cases in Kajiado are from Kajiado Central, East and North (1) each case, 3 cases in Kakamega are from Ikolomani, Likuyani and Lurambi case (1) ) each, 3 cases of Murang’a from Kandara, Kigumo and Muranga South cases (1) each while 3 cases in Nyandarua come from Kinangop, Oljororok and Ol Kalou (1) each case.

2 Nyeri cases are from Nyeri Central, 2 Tharaka Nithi cases are from Chuka and Igambangombe (1) cases, 2 Vihiga cases are from Luanda and Vihiga cases (1) each and 2 cases in West Pokot are from Central and South Pokot (1) each.

The Bomet case is from Bomet Central, the Bungoma case is from Webuye East, the Kirinyaga case is from Kirinyaga Central, the Kisii case is from Bonchari, the Makueni case is from Makueni and the Migori case is from Kuria. West.

CS said 140 patients had recovered from the disease, 82 from Home and Isolation Services, while 58 were from various health facilities across the country. The total number of survivors is now 109,217 of whom 79,525 are from Home and Isolation Services while 29,692 are from health facilities.

Sadly, 24 deaths have been reported in the last 24 hours, and one has occurred in the last 24 hours, 15 on different dates within the past one month and 8 are deceased death reports from the facility record audit. This now pushes additional deaths to 2,805.

New deaths by age; Ages 0-9 (0), 10-19 years (0), 20-29 (0), 30-39 years (2), 40-49 years (4), 50-59 years (4), 60 years and above (14).

Deaths of increasing age; Ages 0-9 (53), 10-19 years (20), 20-29 (103), 30-39 years (236), 40-49 years (365), 50-59 years (609), 60 years and above (1,419).

A total of 1,230 patients are currently hospitalized in various health facilities across the country, while 6,654 patients are in isolation from Home and Services. 154 patients are in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), 26 of them have respiratory support and 101 on additional oxygen. 27 patients are under investigation.

Another 117 patients are supplemented with supplemental oxygen and 109 of them in total wards and 8 in High Dependency Units (HDU).

A total of 894,076 people have so far been vaccinated against COVID-19 vaccine nationwide starting today (Tuesday).

Of these 275,453 are 58 years of age and older, Health Workers, 158,772, 139,221 Teachers, 75,169 Security Officers and 245,461 belong to this category.

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