COVID-19 STATS

Kenya loses seven more to Covid-19 as 479 test positive

565 patients currently admitted in various hospitals across the country.

In Summary

•Health CS Mutahi Kagwe confirmed in a statement that 479 more people had tested positive for the virus from a sample size of 4,043 tests conducted in 24 hours.

•This brings the country's cases to 109,643 representing a positivity rate of xxx.

Health CS Mutahi Kagwe at Afya House on May 27, 2020.
Health CS Mutahi Kagwe at Afya House on May 27, 2020.
Image: MAGDALINE SAYA

Kenya's Covid-19 death toll continues to rise after seven more patients succumbed to the virus on Tuesday. The total Kenyans lost due to the disease now stands at 1,886.

Eighty-six patients are admitted in the Intensive Care Unit due to thee virus complications.

Health CS Mutahi Kagwe confirmed in a statement that 479 more people had tested positive for the virus from a sample size of 4,043 tests conducted in 24 hours.

This brings the country's cases to 109,643 representing a positivity rate of 11.8 per cent.

This is the fifth day since the government commenced the vaccination process across the country.

The new cases comprised of 424 Kenyans and 55 foreign nationals aged between one and 93 years old.

Kagwe said that there are 565 patients currently admitted in various hospitals across the country. Another, 1,601 patients are on the home-based care programme.

Also, 24 patients are separately on supplementary oxygen in general wards.

Meanwhile, 113 patients have recovered from the disease out of which 65 were from the Homebased care program while 48 were discharged from various health facilities.

Kenya's recoveries now stand at 87,736.

In terms of County distribution; Nairobi 189, Machakos 117, Mombasa 36, Nakuru 33, Kiambu 31, Turkana 13, Uasin Gishu 9, Siaya 9, Trans Nzoia 8, Busia 7, Nandi 5, Kilifi 4, Kajiado 3, Kisumu 3, Meru 3, Makueni 3, Kakamega 2, Mandera 1, Taita Taveta 1, Elgeyo Marakwet 1 and Kitui 1.

The 189 cases in Nairobi are from Kamukunji (22), Westlands (21), Dagoretti North (15), Embakasi Central (14), Starehe (13), Makadara (12), Mathare (10), Embakasi East, Embakasi South, Lang’ata, Roysambu and Ruaraka (9) cases each, Dagoretti South, Kasarani and Embakasi West (8) cases each, Kibra (7), Embakasi North (6).

In Machakos the 117 cases are from Matungulu (52), Machakos Town (32), Athi River (9), Kangundo (7), Mwala (6), Kalama and Yatta (4) cases each, Masinga (2) and Kathiani (1).

In Mombasa the 36 cases are from Likoni (20), Jomvu (7), Mvita (6) and Kisauni (3).

In Nakuru the 33 cases are from Nakuru North (16), Nakuru West (7), Nakuru East (6), Molo (2), Gilgil and Kuresoi (1) case each.

In Kiambu the 31 cases are from Ruiru (11), Thika (6), Kiambu Town (4), Kabete and Kiambaa (3) cases each, Limuru (2), Juja and Kikuyu (1) case each.

In Turkana all the 13 cases are from Turkana West. In Uasin Gishu the 9 cases are from Kesses (5), Moiben (2), Ainabkoi and Soy (1) case each.In Siaya all the 9 cases are from Alego Usonga.

In Trans Nzoia the 8 cases are from Kiminini (4), Cherangany (3) and Saboti (1). In Busia the 7 cases are from Matayos (4), Teso North (2) and Teso South (1). In Nandi all the 5 cases are from Nandi Hills. In Kilifi the 4 cases are from Kilifi North (3) and Magarini (1).

The 3 cases in Kajiado are from Kajiado North (2) and Kajiado East (1), the 3 cases in Kisumu are all from Kisumu Central, the 3 cases in Makueni are all from Makueni, and the 3 cases in Meru are from Imenti North (2) and Imenti South (1). In Kakamega the 2 cases are from Likuyani and Lurambi (1) case each.

The case in Mandera is from Mandera East, the case in Taita Taveta is from Taveta, the case in Elgeyo Marakwet is from Keiyo South and the case in Kitui is from Kitui West.

Health CS Mutahi Kagwe at Afya House on May 27, 2020.
Health CS Mutahi Kagwe at Afya House on May 27, 2020.
Image: MAGDALINE SAYA