Kenya records 137 new Covid-19 cases as 18 succumb

The Ministry of Health has recorded 137 new Covid-19 cases from a sample size of 1,641 tested in the last 24 hours. The country’s positivity rate is now at 8.3%.

From the cases 129 are Kenyans while 8 are foreigners with 80 being males and 57 being females. The youngest is a 14-year-old-child while the oldest is 97 years.

In a statement Monday, Health Cabinet Secretary Senator Mutahi Kagwe noted that the total confirmed positive cases are now 160,559 and cumulative tests so far conducted are 1,681,420.

Distribution of positive cases by age is as follows; 0-9 years (2), 10-19 years (6), 20-29 years (16), 30-39 years (39), 40-49 years (24), 50-59 years (21), 60 and above (29).

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 Sub Countydistribution; the 70 cases in Nairobi arefrom Langata (8), Dagoretti North (7), Kibra and Westlands (6) cases each, Makadara, Roysambu and Starehe (5) cases each, 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 the 22 cases are from Moiben. In Kericho the 9 cases are from Ainamoi (6), Belgut (2), Kipkelion East (1). In Mombasa the 8 cases are from Mvita (5), Nyali (2), Kisauni (1).

In Kiambu the7 cases are from Ruiru (3), Thika (2), Kiambu Town and Limuru (1) case each. InMachakos the4 cases are from Athi River, Kangundo, Machakos and Mwala (1) case each.

The 2 cases inKirinyaga are from Kirinyaga Central and East (1) case each, the 2 cases inMurang’a are from Kangema and Muranga South (1) case each, the 2 cases inNarokare from Narok North and Transmara West (1) case each and the 2 cases in Nyeriare from Mathira East and Tetu (1) case each.

The case inTaita Taveta is from Voi, the case inBungoma is from Kanduyi, the case inWest Pokot is from West Pokot, the case inKajiado is from Kajiado North, the case inKitui is from Kitui West, the case inKwale is from Kinango, the case inMakueni is from Mbooni, the case inNakuru is from Gilgili and the case in Nyandarua is from OlKalou.

The CS said 216 patients have recovered from the disease,170 from Home Based and Isolation Care, while 46 are from various health facilities countrywide.Total recoveries now stand at 109,077 of whom 79,443 are from Home Based Care and Isolation while 29,634 are from various health facilities.

Sadly, 18 deaths have been reported in the last 24 hours, 9 having occurred on diverse dates within the last one month while 9 are late death reports from facility record audits. This now pushes cumulative fatalities 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 above (10).

Cumulative deaths by age; 0-9 years (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 admitted in various health facilities countrywide, while 6,614 patients are on Home Based Isolation and Care.

179 patients are in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), 29 of whom are on ventilatory support and 110 on supplemental oxygen. 40 patients are on observation.

Another 127 patients are separately on supplemental oxygen with 119 of them in general wards and 8 in High Dependency Units (HDU).

As of now, a total of 887,034 persons have so far been vaccinated against the COVID-19 disease countrywide.

Of these 516,616 are aged 58 years and above together with the others category, Health workers 158,168, Teachers 137,701, while Security Officers are 74,554.


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