18 More Die as Covid-19 Cases Near 50,000 Mark

  • Health CS Mutahi Kagwe (Centre) touring Makueni county to assess the level of CoVid -19 preparedness on July 8, 2020.
    Health CS Mutahi Kagwe (Centre) touring Makueni county to assess the level of COVID -19 preparedness on July 8, 2020.
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  • The Ministry of Health has announced that 276 more people tested positive for Covid-19, from a sample size of 2,126 tested in the last 24 hours.

    According to a statement by Health CS Mutahi Kagwe on Monday, October 26, this brings the country's total caseload to 49,997. Kenya's cumulative tests are now 662,046

    From the 276 cases, 273 are Kenyans and 3 are foreigners. 179 are males and 97 females. The youngest is a 2-year-old child, while the oldest is 90 years old.

    220 people have recovered from the disease; 150 from the Home-Based Care Program, while 70 have been discharged from various hospitals. Total recoveries now stand at 34,429.

    Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe speaking during a presser outside Kenyatta National Hospital, April 2020.
    Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe speaking during a presser outside Kenyatta National Hospital, April 2020.
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    Unfortunately, 18 patients succumbed to the disease bringing the total number of fatalities to 920.

    The distribution of the new Covid-19 cases in Kenya was detailed as follows across the country;

    Mombasa 71, Machakos 58, Nairobi 50, Kilifi 21, Busia 21, Kwale 19, Kajiado 13, Garissa 6, Nakuru 5, Narok 4, Makueni 3, Kiambu 3, Taita Taveta 1 and Tharaka Nithi 1.

    In terms of Sub County distribution; In Mombasa, the 71 cases are from Kisauni 33, Mvita 20, Nyali 9, Likoni and Changamwe and Jomvu with 1 case each.

    In Nairobi, the 50 cases are from Starehe 9, Ruaraka 8, Westlands 6, Embakasi South and Lang'ata 5 cases each, Embakasi Central 5, Dagoretti North and Kibra 3 cases each, Dagoretti South and Kasarani 2 cases each, and Makadara, Mathare and Roysambu with 1 case each.

    Currently, there are 20 patients in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), 52 on supplementary oxygen, while 20 are in High Dependency Unit (HDU).

    A total of 1,191 are admitted in various health facilities while 1, 406 are on home-based isolation and care.

    A medicine vial labelled coronavirus vaccine.
    A medicine vial labelled coronavirus vaccine.
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