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15 Succumb as COVID-19 Fatalities Near 1,000 Mark

Mutahi Kagwe
Health CS Mutahi Kagwe (Courtesy)

Kenya has announced 1,395 COVID-19 cases from a sample size of 7,635. The country’s caseload is now at 55,192.

Of the new cases, 1,337 are Kenyans and 58 are foreigners. Ideally, 879 are males and 516 females.

The youngest to have contracted the virus is a four-month-old infant while the oldest is aged 94.

On a better note, 1,087 patients have recovered from the virus bringing the recoveries’ tally to 36,963.

Read: New High As 1,185 Test Positive for COVID-19, 17 Succumb

Sadly, 15 more patients have succumbed to the virus bringing the tally for fatalities to 996.

Currently, there are 1,241 patients admitted in various health facilities countrywide while 4,495 are on home-based isolation and care.

55 patients are in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), 32 of whom are in ventilatory support and 23 on supplementary oxygen.

At the same time, 45 patients are separately on supplementary oxygen but not in the ICU, while 11 are in the High Dependency Unit (HDU).

Read Also: 40 Frontline Workers in Kilifi Vaccinated Against Covid-19 in Trial Programme

County distribution is as follows: Nairobi 569, Nakuru 149, Kiambu 148, Mombasa 147, Uasin Gishu 60, Kilifi 41, Kericho 30, Laikipia 27, Machakos 26, Kajiado 25, Kisumu 19, Meru 18, Kakamega 15, Busia 14, Bungoma 13, Samburu 12, Nyeri 11, Siaya 10, Tharaka Nithi 9, Kisii 7, Bomet 6, Murang’a 6, Taita Taveta 6, Homabay 4, Kwale 4, Elegeyo Marakwet 3, Nandi 3, Embu 2, Baringo 2, Nyamira 2, Wajir 2 while Migori, Nyandarua, Trans Nzoia, Narok and Kirinyaga recorded a case each.

The cases in Nairobi were in the following areas: Lang’ata 239, Westlands 50, Kibra 39, Dagoretti North 33, Makadara 31, Embakasi West 29, Kasarani 28, Kamukunji 23, Embakasi East 20, Dagoretti South 19, Roysambu 16, Starehe 15, Mathare 9, Embakasi North and Ruaraka 6 cases each, Embakasi Central 5 and Embakasi South 1.

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Written by Mercy Auma

Passionate about human interest stories and politics. Email news@kahawatungu.com

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