16 More Die From Covid-19 as 497 Test Positive

  • Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe.
    Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe.
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  • Kenya has recorded 497 more Covid-19 positive cases in the last 24 hours bringing the total number of cases to 46,144.

    In a statement sent to newsrooms on Wednesday, October 21, Health CS Mutahi Kagwe stated that 4,888 samples had been tested over the period bringing the total number of samples tested so far to 632,669.

    From the cases, 471 are Kenyans while 26 are foreigners. Out of the number, 295 are male while 202 are female.

    A medical practitioner dressed in protective gear at Coronavirus isolation and treatment facility in Mbagathi District Hospital on Friday, March 6, 2020.
    A medical practitioner dressed in protective gear at the Coronavirus isolation and treatment facility in Mbagathi District Hospital on Friday, March 6, 2020.
    Simon Kiragu
    Kenyans.co.ke

    The youngest is a one-year-old infant while the oldest is 88 years. 

    238 patients recovered in the last 24 hours; 170 from the Home-Based Care Programme, while 68 have been discharged from various hospitals.

    The total number of recoveries now stand at 32,760.

    Unfortunately, 16 patients have succumbed to the virus, bringing the total number of fatalities to 858.

    The Ministry of Health also reported that 27 patients were in the Intensive Care Unit, 27 under ventilator support and 42 on oxygen.

    "A total number of 1,189 are currently admitted in various health facilities and 2,661 are on the Home Based Isolation and Care," reads the statement.

    The cases in the counties have been distributed as follows; Nairobi 227, Machakos 64, Mombasa 51, Uasin Gishu 37, Laikipia 28, Busia 19, Kajiado 11, Embu 10, Nakuru 9, Wajir 7, Kiambu 6, Kilifi 6, Kisumu 4, Nyeri 4, Makueni 3, Elgeyo Marakwet 2, Meru 2, Kisii 2, Turkana 2, Narok 1, Homabay 1 and Kakamega 1.

    In Nairobi County, the cases are distributed as follows; Lang'ata 32, Westlands 26, Embakasi West 20, Makadara 19, Embakasi East 17, Kasarani 16, Embakasi North 15, Kibra 12, Dagoretti North 11, Dagoretti South and Starehe 10 cases each, Embakasi South 9, Mathare and Roysambu 8 cases each, Kamukunji and Ruaraka 6  cases each and Embakasi Central 2 cases.

    In Machakos, the 64 cases are from; Machakos Town 48, Kangundo 7, Athi River 4, Katiani 3, Masinga and Matungulu have a case each.

    In Mombasa, the 51 cases are from; Jomvu 22, Mvita 21, Nyali 4, Kisauni, Changamwe and Likoni a case each.

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    Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe speaking during an annual Akorino conference on Sunday 20 September 2020 at Kasarani, Nairobi.
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