Kenya records 283 new Covid-19 cases, 9 fatalities in last 24 hours
HEALTH & SCIENCEBy MIRERI JUNIOR | Sun,Jun 20 2021 16:58:26 EATBy MIRERI JUNIOR | Sun,Jun 20 2021 16:58:26 EAT
Kenya on Sunday, June 20, recorded 283 new Covid-19 cases in the past 24 hours, from a sample of 3,452 raising the country's caseload to 179,075.
In a statement, Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe said the new infections take the country’s positivity rate to 8.2 per cent and cumulated tests conducted so far to 1,904,519.
Out of the new patients, 132 are male, whereas 151 are female, with the youngest carrier aged two, and the oldest aged 92.
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Of the new cases, 11 are foreigners, while the rest were Kenyans.
In terms of counties distribution, Nairobi lead with 88, Kisii 33, Uasin Gishu 26, Kisumu 24, Mombasa 19, Siaya 15, Homa Bay 10, Busia 10, Nandi 10, Meru 7, Kilifi 6, Kakamega 6, Nakuru 5, Narok 3, Kiambu, Kwale, Machakos, Taita Taveta and Bungoma 2 cases each.
Muranga, Nyamira, Nyeri, Bomet, Lamu, Turkana, Vihiga, Elgeyo Marakwet, Isiolo, Kajiado and Kericho a case each.
In Nairobi, the 88 cases are from Langata (39), Westlands (7), Kibra and Starehe (5) cases each, Makadara and Ruaraka (4) cases each, Embakasi East, Embakasi West, Kamukunji, Kasarasni and Mathare (3), Dagoretti South, Embakasi North and Embakasi South (1) case each.
In Kisii, the 33 cases are from Kitutu Chache South (28), Nyaribari Chache (3), South Mugirango (2).
In Kisumu, the 24 cases fare from Kisumu Central (12), Kisumu West (10) and Kisumu East (2) cases each.
Kenya’s Covid-19 toll reached 3,456 on Sunday after nine (9) more people succumbed to the disease in the last 24 hours.
The total recoveries so far stand at 122,704 after 73 patients recovered from the disease in the last 24 hours with 61 from the Home-Based and Isolation care programme while 12 are from various health facilities in the country.
Of the total recoveries, 88,965 are from the Home Based Isolation Care programme while 33,739 are from various hospitals countrywide.
A total of 1,106 patients are currently admitted to various health facilities countrywide, while 5,488 patients are on Home Based Isolation and Care.
Ninety-nine (99) patients are in the ICU, 32 of whom are on ventilatory support and 50 on supplemental oxygen. 17 patients are under observation.
Another 117 patients are separately on supplemental oxygen with 107 of them in general wards and 10 in High Dependency Units.
As of today, 1,183,376 persons have so far received their first dose against the Covid-19 in the country.
Of these, the total first doses are 995,012 while the second doses are 188,364.
The uptake of the second dose by priority groups are as follows, health workers (51691), those aged above 58 (51,135), others (50,104) while security officers are (13,733).
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