Kenya’s COVID-19 cases rise to 96,908 as 106 people test positive

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The Ministry of Health on Monday announced that 106 people tested positive for COVID-19 from a sample size of 3,315 tested in the last 24 hours, bringing to 96,908 the number of confirmed infections in the country.

The cumulative tests are now 1,059,006. From the cases, 97 are Kenyans while 9 are foreigners; 77 are males and 29 are females while the youngest is a nine-year-old child and the oldest is 70.

Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe, in a statement to newsrooms, said 184 patients recovered from the disease – 131 from the Home Based Care Program while 53 were discharged from various hospitals – taking the total recoveries to 79,257.

CS Kagwe however noted that one patient succumbed to the coronavirus, pushing the cumulative fatalities to 1,686.

Distribution of the cases by counties is as follows: Nairobi 87, Uasin Gishu 5, Kiambu 3, Busia 2, Kajiado 2, Mombasa 2, Machakos 1, Makueni 1, Kericho 1, Meru 1 and Kilifi 1.

In Nairobi, the 87 cases are from Westlands (10), Kibra (9), Embakasi West and Lang’ata (8) cases each, Embakasi East, Kamukunji, and Starehe (7) cases each, Makadara (6), Dagoretti North (5), Dagoretti South (4), Embakasi Central, Kasarani, Roysambu and Ruaraka (3) cases each, Embakasi North (2), Embakasi South and Mathare (1) case each.

In Uasin Gishu, all the 5 cases are from Ainabkoi. In Kiambu, the 3 cases are from Juja (2) and Kiambaa (1). In Busia, all the 2 cases are from Teso North.

In Kajiado, the 2 cases are from Kajiado East and Kajiado North (1) case each. In Mombasa, the 2 cases are from Changamwe and Kisauni (1) case each.

The case in Machakos, is from Athi River, the case in Makueni, is from Makueni, the case in Kericho, is from Ainamoi, the case in Meru, is from Imenti North and the case in Kilifi, is from Malindi.

“Currently, there are 617 patients admitted in various health facilities countrywide and 2,964 on Home Based Isolation and Care. 28 patients are in Intensive Care Unit (ICU), 13 of whom are on ventilatory support and 12 on supplemental oxygen. 3 are on observation,” said CS Kagwe.

“Another 19 patients are separately on supplementary oxygen, all of whom are in the general wards.”

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