Kenya’s COVID-19 cases close in on 50,000-mark as 931 more test positive

Kenya’s COVID-19 cases close in on 50,000-mark as 931 more test positive

The number of confirmed COVID-19 infections in Kenya on Sunday neared the 50,000-mark after 931 people tested positive for the virus, from a sample size of 6,691 tested in the last 24 hours. This brings to 49,721 the total number of confirmed positive cases in the country.

“From the cases, 896 are Kenyans and 35 are foreigners.  615 are males and 316 females. The youngest is a five-month old infant while the oldest is 90,” the Ministry of Health said in a statement issued Sunday.

The Health Ministry further disclosed that currently there are 18 patients in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), 49 on supplementary oxygen, while 16 are in High Dependency Unit (HDU). A total of 1,198 are admitted in various health facilities while 3,437 are on Home Based Isolation and Care.

Six more patients have succumbed to the disease bringing the fatality to 902.

At the same time, 333 people have recovered from the disease, 256 from the Home-Based Care Program, while 77 have been discharged from various hospitals. Total recoveries now stand at 34,209.

The 931 new cases are distributed across the country as follows: Nairobi 333, Mombasa 95, Nakuru 85, Trans Nzoia 61, Kericho 60, Turkana 54, Kisumu 39, Uasin Gishu 24, Kakamega 24, Kiambu 23, Busia 19, Kitui 18, Kajiado 16, Machakos 14, Kisii 12, Garissa 11, Murang’a 9, Nyamira 7, Nandi 6, Kirinyaga 4, Vihiga 3, Isiolo 3, Meru 2, Homa Bay 2, Embu 2, Kilifi 1, Kwale 1, Narok 1, Migori 1 and Tharaka Nithi 1.

The 333 cases in Nairobi are from Lang’ata (74), Westlands (36), Dagoretti North (30), Kasarani (22), Embakasi East and Starehe (18) cases each, Roysambu (16), Kibra and Makadara (15) cases each, Embakasi South (14) Embakasi Central and Ruaraka (12) cases each, Dagoretti South and Embakasi West (11) cases each, Embakasi North and Kamukunji (10) cases each and Mathare (9).

In Mombasa, the 95 cases are from Mvita (38), Nyali (24), Jomvu (18), Kisauni (11) and Likoni (4). In Nakuru, the 85 cases are from Naivasha (21), Nakuru East (20), Nakuru West (16), Nakuru North (11), Rongai (6), Njoro and Subukia (4) cases each, Gilgil (2), and Mob (1). In Trans Nzoia, all the 61 cases are from Saboti.

In Kericho, the 60 cases are from Ainamoi (49), Belgut (7) and Buret (4). In Turkana, the 54 cases are from Turkana Central (39) and Turkana West (15). In Kisumu, the 39 cases are from Kisumu Central (31), Nyakach (5), Kisumu East (2) and Muhoroni (1).

In Uasin Gishu, the 24 cases are from Ainabkoi (8), Moiben (7) Kapseret (4), Turbo (3), Kesses and Soy (1) case each. In Kakamega, the 24 cases are from Lurambi (21), Butere, Malava and Mumias West (1) case each. In Kiambu, the 23 cases are from Kabete (7), Kiambaa (6), Ruiru (4), Kiambu Town (3), Kikuyu (2) and Thika (1). In Busia, the 19 cases are from Matayos (10) and Teso North (9). In Kitui, the 18 cases are from Kitui Central (17) and Kitui South (1).

In Kajiado, the 16 cases are from Kajiado North (10) and Kajiado East (3). In Machakos, the 14 cases are from Athi River (7), Machakos Town (6) and Kangundo (1). In Kisii, all the 12 cases are from Kitutu Chache South. In Garissa, the 11 cases are from Dadaab (9) and Garissa Town (2) while in Murang’a, the 9 cases are from Kiharu and Maragua (4) cases each, Gatanga (1).

In Nyamira, the 7 cases are from Nyamira Town (4), Borabu (2) and Manga (1). In Nandi, the 6 cases are from Nandi Hills (4) and Chesumei (2). In Kirinyaga, all the 4 cases are from Kirinyaga Central. In Vihiga, all the 3 cases are from Hamisi, while all the 3 cases in Isiolo, are from Isiolo Town.

The 2 cases in Meru, are from Imenti North and Imenti South with (1) case each, all the 2 cases in Homa Bay, are from Homa bay Town, and all the 2 cases in Embu, are from Manyatta.

The case in Kilifi, is from Kilifi South, the case in Kwale, is from Msambweni, the case in Narok, is from Narok East, the case in Migori, is from Suna East, and the case in Tharaka Nithi, is from Tharaka North.