588 Hospitalised as Covid-19 Cases Rise to 97,398

  • Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe addressing the media.
    Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe addressing the media.
  • Kenya has recorded 271 Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours as the country's total caseload rises to 97,398.

    In a press statement on Wednesday, January 6, Health CS Mutahi Kagwe announced that 5,830 samples had been tested in the last 24 hours. The positivity rate remains at a relative low of 4.64 percent. 

    The country has so far conducted 1,070,249 Covid-19 tests. 

    Of the positive cases, 143 are males and 128 are female. The youngest case is a one-year-old infant and the oldest is aged 68 years. 261 are Kenyans while 10 are foreigners.

    A medical personnel holding a Covid-19 virus test kit.
    File image of a Covid-19 testing kit.

    At the same time, 609 patients have recovered with 502 discharged from the home-based care program and 107 from the hospital around the country bringing the total number of recoveries to 79,966.

    Regrettably, 4 patients succumbed to the disease bringing the total number of deaths to 1,694.

    Currently, there are 588 patients admitted in various health facilities countrywide and 2,708 on Home Based Isolation and Care.

    Another 16 patients are separately on supplementary oxygen, 15 of whom are in the general wards while 1 is in the High Dependency Unit (HDU).

    27 patients are in Intensive Care Units (ICU), 16 of whom are on ventilatory support and 9 on supplemental oxygen while 2 are on observation.

    Distribution of the cases by Counties is as follows; Nairobi 117, Meru 44, Bungoma 21, Machakos 15, Kilifi 12, Busia 11, Nakuru 10, Mombasa 9, Kisumu 8, Homabay 5, Kiambu 5, Embu 4, Kajiado and Kisii 3 cases each, Kwale, Lamu, Migori, and Siaya 1 case each.

    In terms of Sub County Distribution; In Nairobi, the 117 cases are from Kibra (27), Westlands (14), Dagoretti North and Lang’ata (13) cases each, Kamukunji (7), Ruaraka (6), Makadara (5), Embakasi Central, Embakasi East, Kasarani, Roysambu and Starehe (4) cases each, Embakasi South, Embakasi West and Mathare (3) cases each, Dagoretti South (2) and Embakasi North (1).

    In Meru, the 44 cases are from Imenti North (43) and Imenti South (1). In Bungoma, the 21 cases are all from Webuye East. In Machakos, the 15 cases are from Machakos Town (7), Athi River (6), Kangundo and Mwala (1)
    case each.

    In Kilifi the 12 cases are from Malindi (6), Kilifi North (5) and Kaloleni (1). In Busia, the 11 cases are from Matayos (7) and Teso North (4). In Nakuru, the 10 cases are from Nakuru West (9) and Njoro (1).

    In Mombasa, the 9 cases are from Jomvu (4), Changamwe, Kisauni, Likoni, Mvita and Nyali with (1) case each. In Kisumu, all the 8 cases are from Kisumu Central. In Homabay the 5 cases are from Homabay Town (4) and Mbita (1).

    In Kiambu, the 5 cases are from Ruiru and Thika with (2) cases each and Kikuyu (1). In Embu, the 4 cases are all from Manyatta. Kajiado’s 3 cases are from Kajiado East (2) and Kajiado North (1) while Kisii’s 3 cases are all from Kitutu Chache South.

    Kwale's case is from Msambweni, Lamu’s case is from Lamu West, Migori’s case is from Rongo, and Siaya’s case is from Rarieda.

    Health CS Mutahi Kagwe speaking during the Jeff Koinange Live show in November 18, 2020.
    Health CS Mutahi Kagwe speaking during the Jeff Koinange Live show in November 18, 2020.