10 die from Covid-19 as 194 test positive

10 people on Tuesday died from Covid-19 as 194 others tested positive out of a sample size of 3,935 analysed in the last 24 hours representing a 4.9pc positivity rate.

The total confirmed positive cases are now 104,500 while 1,837 have so far died since the disease struck the country in March last year.

The cumulative tests so far conducted are 1,273,281. From the latest cases, 146 are Kenyans while 48 are foreigners, 108 are males and 86 are females.

The youngest is a six-year-old child while the oldest is 95.

Nairobi remains the most-affected county, recording 132 of the new cases. Other counties are  Kiambu 9, Meru 7, Kisumu 6, Kilifi 6, Laikipia 5, Mombasa 4, Kajiado 4, Nakuru 3, Turkana 3, Uasin Gishu 3, Machakos 3, Kisii 2, Lamu 1, Murang’a 1, Nandi 1, Taita Taveta 1, Trans Nzoia 1, Busia 1 and Embu 1.

39 patients have been given a clean bill of health bringing the total recoveries to 85,665.

“39 patients have recovered from the disease, 36 from various health facilities while 3 are from the Home-Based and Isolation Care. Unfortunately, 10 patients have succumbed to the disease pushing our cumulative fatalities to 1,837. Our sincere condolences to the families and friends of those who have lost their loved ones” announced Health CS Mutahi Kagwe in a statement.

344 patients are currently admitted to various health facilities countrywide, while 1,283 patients are on Home Based Isolation and Care.

55 patients are in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), 26 of whom are on ventilatory support and 23 on supplemental oxygen. Six others are on observation.

Another nine patients are separately on supplementary oxygen with all of them in general wards. No patient is in the High Dependency Unit (HDU).

Distribution of cases

In terms of Sub County distribution; the 132 cases in Nairobi are from Dagoretti North (22), Westlands (18), Lang’ata (11), Kamukunji and Kibra (10) cases each, Makadara and Roysambu (7) cases each, Embakasi Central, Embakasi West and Kasarani (6) cases each, Embakasi East, Embakasi North and Starehe (5) cases each, Dagoretti South and Embakasi South (4) cases each, Ruaraka and Mathare (3) cases each.

In Kiambu, the nine cases are from Limuru (3), Juja and Kabete (2) cases each, Kiambu Town and Ruiru (1) case each. In Meru, the 7 cases are from Buuri (4), lgembe Central, Imenti North and Imenti South (1) case each. In Kisumu, all six cases are from Kisumu Central.

In Kilifi, all six cases are from Malindi. In Laikipia, all 5 cases are from Laikipia East. In Mombasa, the four cases are from Kisauni, Likoni, Mvita and Nyali (1) case each.

In Kajiado the four cases are from Kajiado North (3) and Kajiado East (1).

The three cases in Nakuru are from Gilgil (2) and Rongai (1), while the three cases in Turkana are all from Turkana West, the three cases in Uasin Gishu are from Ainabkoi, Kapseret and Turbo (1) case each.

Machakos cases are from Machakos Town (2) and Athi River (1) and in Kisii they are all from Kitutu Chachae South.


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