One Dead as 366 More Test Positive For Covid-19

  • Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe addressing the media on November 26, 2020
    Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe addressing the media on November 26, 2020
  • Kenya has recorded 366 more Covid-19 positive cases in the last 24 hours as the country's total caseload rises to 91,892.

    In a press statement on Sunday, December 13, Health CS Mutahi Kagwe announced that 4,205 samples had been tested in the last 24 hours.

    Regrettably, one patient succumbed to the disease bringing the total number of deaths to 1,587.

    Health CS Mutahi Kagwe addresses the media outside Afya House in June 2020

    Of the positive cases, 236 are male and 130 are female, while the youngest case is a one-year-old child and the oldest is aged 78 years.

    At the same time, 432 patients have recovered with 387 discharged from the home-based care program and 45 from the hospital around the country bringing the total number of recoveries to 73,028.

    Currently, there are 967 patients admitted in various health facilities countrywide and 6,583 on Home Based Isolation and Care.

    48 patients are in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), 28 of whom are on ventilatory support, and 18 on supplemental oxygen. 2 are on observation.

    Another 48 patients are separately on supplementary oxygen out of whom 39 are in the general wards. Nine are in the High Dependency Unit (HDU).

    Distribution of the cases by Counties is as follows; Nairobi 142, Kiambu 42, Samburu 42, Murang’a 26, Narok 20, Kirinyaga 15, Embu 12, Mombasa 10, Kajiado 8, Nakuru 6.

    Busia 6, Garissa 6, 1Meru 5, Makueni 5, Machakos 4, Kilifi 4, Uasin Gishu 2, Kitui 2, Mandera 2, Marsabit 2, Taita Taveta 2, Kwale 2 and Kakamega 1.

    In terms of Sub County Distribution; the 142 cases in Nairobi, are from Lang’ata (31), Westlands (19), Makadara (11), Dagoretti North (9), Embakasi North and Embakasi West (8) cases each, Embakasi East and Embakasi South (7) cases each.

    Dagoretti South, Embakasi Central and Starehe (6) cases each, Kamukunji, and Kasarani (5) cases each, Kibra and Roysambu (4) cases each, Mathare and Ruaraka (3) cases each.

    In Kiambu, the 42 cases are from Ruiru and Thika (15) cases each, Juja (4), Kabete, Kiambu Town, Kikuyu, and Lari (2) cases each.

    In Samburu, the 42 cases are from Samburu Central (41) and Samburu East (1). In Murang’a, the 26 cases are from Kiharu (17), Kandara and Kigumo (3) cases each, Mathioya (2) and Maragua (1).

    In Narok, all the 20 cases are from Narok North. In Kirinyaga, all the 15 cases are from Kirinyaga Central. In Embu, all the 12 cases are from Manyatta.

    In Mombasa, the 10 cases are from Jomvu (7), Kisauni, Likoni and Mvita (1) case each. In Kajiado, the 8 cases are from Kajiado East (6) and Kajiado North (2).

    In Nakuru, the 6 cases are from Naivasha (4), Nakuru East and Nakuru West (1) case each. In Busia, the 6 cases are from Matayos (5) and Butula (1). In Garissa, the 6 cases are from Dadaab (4) and Garissa (2).

    In Meru, the 5 cases are from Imenti Central (2), Imenti North, Imenti South and Tigania West (1) case each. In Makueni, the 5 cases are from Makueni (3) and Kibwezi West (2).

    In Machakos, all the 4 cases are from Machakos Town, while all the 4 cases in Kilifi, are from Malindi.

    The 2 cases in Uasin Gishu, are from Kesses, the 2 cases in Kitui, are from Kitui Central and Mwingi Central (1) case each, the 2 cases in Mandera, are from Mandera East.

    The 2 cases in Marsabit, are from Saku, the 2 cases in Taita Taveta, are from Voi, the 2 cases in Kwale are from Lunga Lunga and Msambweni (1) case each. The case in Kakamega, is from Lurambi.

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