12 Die From Covid-19 as Cases Spike

  • A photo of Health CS Mutahi Kagwe addressing the media outside Afya House on March 18, 2020.
    Health CS Mutahi Kagwe addressing the media outside Afya House on March 18, 2020.
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  • The Ministry of Health has announced that 947 people have tested positive for Covid-19, from a sample size of 6,862 tested in the last 24 hours, a spike from yesterday's 631 cases.

    According to a statement by Health CS Mutahi Kagwe on Saturday, October 24, this brings the country's total caseload to 48,790. Kenya's cumulative tests are now 653,229.

    From the new cases, 924 are Kenyans and 23 are foreigners. 595 are males and 352 females. The youngest is a one-year-old-child while the oldest is 96.

    Training for volunteers on handling deceased Covid-19 victims at Jamia Mosque Nairobi. 4th April 2020.
    Training for volunteers on handling deceased Covid-19 victims at Jamia Mosque Nairobi on 4th April 2020.
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    455 people have recovered from the disease, 343 from the Home-Based Care Program, while 112 have been discharged from various hospitals. Total recoveries now stand at 33,876.

    Unfortunately, 12 patients have succumbed to the disease bringing the fatalities to 896. 

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

    A total of 1,167 are admitted in various health facilities while 3,464 are on Home Based Isolation and Care.

    Distribution by Counties

    Uasin Gishu leads in 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, Murang’a 11, Vihiga 10, Siaya 9, Bomet 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 Nyeri 1.

    Distribution by Sub-counties

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

    Nairobi

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

    Nakuru

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

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    Medical staff in protective suits in a hospital.