325 Test Positive for Covid-19 as Kagwe Announces Vaccine Date

Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe addressing the media on November 26, 2020
Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe addressing the media on November 26, 2020

325 individuals have tested positive for Covid-19 from a sample size of 3,282 tested in the last 24 hours.

This takes Kenya's cumulative confirmed positive cases to 105,973.

In a statement on Sunday, February 28, Health CS Mutahi Kagwe disclosed that the total tests conducted so far are 1,295,556.

From the positive cases recorded in the last 24 hours, 296 are Kenyans while 29 are foreigners. The youngest is a one-year-old baby while the oldest is 85.

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

This comes even as CS Kagwe assured that the vaccine would arrive into the country on Tuesday, March 2, and would be first administered to health workers.

69 patients have recovered from the disease in the last 24 hours. 58 are from the Home Based and Isolation Care while 11 are from various health facilities. 

Total recoveries now stand at 86,678.

Sadly, two patient has succumbed to the disease, pushing Kenya's cumulative fatality to 1,856.

A total of 347 patients are currently admitted in various health facilities countrywide, while 1,495 patients are on Home Based Isolation and Care. 58 patients are in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), 26 of whom are on ventilatory support and 28 on supplemental oxygen. 4 patients are on observation.

Another 15 patients are separately on supplementary oxygen with 14 of them in the general wards. One patient is in the High Dependency Unit (HDU).

Nairobi led in the county section with 207 cases followed by Busia 30, Mombasa 21, Machakos 14, Kiambu 11, Kajiado 9, Uasin Gishu 5, Garissa 5, Nakuru 4, Meru 4, Tharaka Nithi 4, Murang’a 2, Kericho 2, Kirinyaga 1, Makueni 1, Migori 1, Narok 1, Kakamega 1, Bungoma 1 and West Pokot 1.

In terms of Sub County distribution; the 207 cases in Nairobi are from Embakasi Central (39), Dagoretti North (20), Westlands (17), Starehe (15), Kibra (14), Lang’ata and Ruaraka (13) cases each, Kasarani (12), Embakasi South (11), Embakasi East (10), Embakasi West (9), Embakasi North, Makadara and Mathare (7) cases each, Kamukunji and Roysambu (5) cases each, Dagoretti South (3).

In Busia the 30 cases are from Matayos (28) and Teso North (2).

In Mombasa the 21 cases are from Mvita (7), Jomvu (6), Kisauni (4), Nyali (2), Changamwe and Likoni (1). In Machakos the 14 cases are from Athi River (8), Matungulu (3), Kangundo (2) and Machakos Town (1).

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