480 test positive for Covid-19 as five succumb

A total of 480 people have tested positive for Covid-19 from a sample size of 5,120 tested in the last 24 hours, the positivity rate is now 9.4%.

A statement from the Ministry of Health, Wednesday indicates that from the cases 459 are Kenyans while 21 are foreigners. 245 are males and 235 females. The youngest is a two-month-old infant while the oldest is 100 years. Total confirmed positive cases are now 190,183 and cumulative tests so far conducted are 2,028,927.

In terms of County distribution; Nairobi 178, Nakuru 54, Kiambu 40, Siaya 25, Uasin Gishu 25, Kisumu 20, Nandi 19, Kakamega 14, Trans Nzoia 12, Mombasa 11, Kilifi 10, Tharaka Nithi 8, Kajiado 6, Kericho 6, Migori 5, Embu 5, Nyandarua 5, Bungoma 4, Meru 4, Murang’a 4, Garissa 3, Kirinyaga 3, Machakos 3, Kwale 2, Nyeri 2, Taita Taveta 2, Tana River 2, Makueni 1, Narok 1, Baringo 1, Busia 1, Homa Bay 1, Bomet 1, Kitui 1 and Laikipia 1.

In terms of Sub County distribution; the 178 cases in Nairobi are from Langata (19), Mathare (17), Dagoretti North (16), Embakasi Central and Westlands (15) cases each, Embakasi West (12), Makadara (11), Kibra and Starehe (10) cases each, Embakasi East and Roysambu (9) cases each, Dagoretti South (8), Kamukunji (7), Embakasi South and Ruaraka (6) cases each, Embakasi North and Kasarani (4) cases each. In Nakuru the 54 cases are from Naivasha (20), Nakuru East (14), Nakuru North (6), Rongai (5) Nakuru West (4), Njoro (2), Gilgil, Molo and Subukia (1) case each.

In Kiambu the 40 cases are from Limuru (11), Ruiru (7), Kikuyu (6), Kiambaa and Kiambu Town (4) cases each, Kabete (3), Githunguri and Juja (2) cases each, Lari (1). In Siaya the 25 cases are from Alego Usonga (10), Rarieda (5), Bondo (4), Gem (3), Ugenya (2), Ugunja (1). In Uasin Gishu the 25 cases are from Ainabkoi (13), Turbo (9), Kapseret, Kesses and Soy (1) case each.

In Kisumu the 20 cases are from Kisumu Central (13), Kisumu East (4), Muhoroni (3). In Nandi the 19 cases are from Emgwen (9), Chesumei (6), Aldai (4). In Kakamega the 14 cases are from Lurambi (5), Ikolomani (3), Butere, Likuyani, Lugari, Matungu, Mumias East and Shinyalu (1) case each. In Trans Nzoia the 12 cases are from Kwanza (6), Kiminini (3), Endebess (2), Saboti (1).

In Mombasa the 11 cases are from Mvita (5), Kisauni (3), Changamwe, Jomvu and Nyali (1) case each.

In Kilifi the 10 cases are from Malindi (7), Magarini (2), Kilifi North (1). In Tharaka Nithi the 8 cases are from Chuka (5), Mwimbi (3). In Kajiado the 6 cases are from Kajiado East (4), Loitokitok (2). In Kericho the 6 cases are from Ainamoi and Kipkelion East (3) cases each.

In Nyandarua the 5 cases are from Kinangop (3), Ndaragwa (2). In Bungoma the 4 cases are from Bumula, Kanduyi, Tongaren and Webuye West (1) case each. In Migori all the 5 cases are from Suna East, while in Embu the 5 cases are from Manyatta (4), Mbeere South (1). In Meru the 4 cases are from Igembe Central, North, Imenti North and Imenti South (1) case each. In Murang’a the 4 cases are from Kiharu and Murang’a South (2) cases each.

In Garissa the 3 cases from Garissa Town. In Kirinyaga the 3 cases are from Kirinyaga Central (2), West (1). In Machakos the 3 cases are from Athi River (2), Kangundo (1).

The 2 cases in Kwale are from Lungalunga and Msambweni (1) case each, the 2 cases in Nyeri are from Mukurweini and Nyeri Central (1) case each, the 2 cases in Taita Taveta are from Voi and the 2 cases in Tana River are from Garsen. The case in Makueni is from Kilome, the case in Narok is from Narok North, the case in Baringo is from Koibatek, the case in Busia is from Teso North, the case in Homa Bay is from Homa Bay Town, the case in Bomet is from Bomet Central, the case in Kitui is from

Kitui West and the case in Laikipia is from Laikipia West.

Distribution of positive cases by age is as follows; 0-9 years (14), 10-19 years (26), 20-29 years (79), 30-39 (114) 40-49 (89) 50- 59 (67) 60 years and above (91).

Today 148 patients have recovered from the disease with 81 from various health facilities countrywide while 67 are from Home-Based Isolation and Care. Total recoveries now stand at 180,080 out of which 143,700 are from Home Based Care and Isolation program, while 36,380 are from various health facilities.

“Unfortunately, 5 patients have been reported to succumb to the disease. All of them are late deaths reported after conducting facility record audits in the months of October and November 2020 and June 2021. This now pushes the cumulative fatalities to 3,737. Our sincere condolences to the family and friends of those who have lost their loved ones, read the statement.

New deaths by age; 0-9 years (0), 10-19 years (0), 20-29 (O), 30-39 years (0), 40-49 years (1), 50-59 years (0), 60 years and above (4).

Cumulative deaths by age; 0-9 years (56), 10-19 years (26), 20-29 (121), 30-39 years (307), 40-49 years (445), 50-59 years (754), 60 years and above (2,028).

A total of 1,075 patients are currently admitted in various health facilities countrywide, while 4,486 are under the Home Based Isolation and Care program. 121 patients are in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), 37 of whom are on ventilatory support and 58 on Supplemental oxygen. 26 patients are under observation.

Another 216 patients are separately on supplemental oxygen with 200 of them in general wards and 16 in High Dependency Units (HDU).

“As of today, a total of 1,565,344 vaccines had so far been administered across the country. Of these, total first doses are 1,030,853 while second doses are 534,491. The uptake of the second dose among those who received their first dose is at 51.8% with the majority being males at 55% while females are at 45%. Proportion of adults fully vaccinated is 2.0%, added the statement.

The uptake of the second dose by Priority Groups is as follows: Aged 58 years and above 165,200, Others 151,715, Health Workers 101,020, Teachers 74,206 while Security Officers are at 42,350.


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