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Covid-19: 947 new cases recorded in last 24 hours

Health & Science - By Mireri Junior | October 24th 2020 at 04:24:32 GMT +0300

Kenya has recorded 947 more Covid-19 positive cases in the past 24 hours raising the country's total caseload to 48, 790.

In a statement sent to media houses by the Ministry of Health on Saturday, Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe (pictured) said the new cases are from 6,862 samples which push the country’s cumulative tests to 653, 229.

In terms of gender, 595 are male and 352 are female while the youngest case is one-year-old and the oldest is aged 96.

Of the new cases, 924 are Kenyans while 23 are foreigners.

On a positive note,455 patients recovered with 343 on the home-based care programme while 112 were discharged from various hospitals bringing the total number of recoveries to 33,876.

On a sad note, Kagwe said 12 patients have succumbed to the disease bringing Kenya’s fatalities to 896.

There are 22 patients in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), 62 on supplementary oxygen and 16 in the High Dependency Unit (HDU).

A total of 1167 are admitted in various health facilities while 3464 are in the Home-based Isolation and Care.

Distribution

In the county distribution, Uasin Gishu leads with 181, Nairobi 154, Nakuru 146, Kakamega 46, Mombasa 37, Kisumu 37, Kiambu 30, Kericho 30, Busia 28, Turkana 27, Laikipia 24, Trans Nzoia 21 , Migori 20, Kisii 18, Meru 17, West Pokot 15, Marsabit 14, Bungoma 13, Muranga 11, Vihiga 10, Siaya 9, Bpmet 9, Nandi 8, Elgeyo Marakwet 7, Baringo 6, Kajiado 5, Kitui 5, Isiolo 5, Wajir 3, Machakos 2, Kilifi 2, Narok 2, Tharaka Nithi 2, Samburu 2, and Nyeri1.

In Uasin Gishu, the 181 cases are from Ainabkoi (137), Turbo (40), Kesses (2), Kapseret and Moiben (1) case each.

In Nairobi, the 154 cases are from Langata (17), Westlands (13) Embakasi East, Kibra, Roysambu and Makadara (11) cases each, Dagoretti North (10), Embakasi West, Kamkunji, Kasarani and Starehea (9) cases each, KEmbakasi Central (8), Roysambu (11), Dagoretti South and Embakasi North (6) cases each Embakasi South and Ruaraka (5) cases each, Mathare (4).

In Nakuru, the 146 new cases are from Nakru West (54), Nakuru East (51), Gilgil (24) Naivasha (13) and Kuresoi (4).

The rising number of high cases and deaths have been linked to the reopening of the economy and the relaxation of containment measures.

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