•The latest situational report from the Ministry of Health shows that as of May 24, 10,784 cumulative cases had been reported across the country
•So far, the outbreak has affected 24 counties, currently active in 10 counties and has been controlled in the 14 of the affected counties
A total of 177 Kenyans have died from cholera since the first case was reported in the country in October last.
The deaths comprise 128 (72 per cent) males and 49 (28 per cent) females with 78 (44 per cent) being from Nairobi and Tana River counties while Garissa and Wajir counties account for 33 (19 per cent) of the total deaths.
Nairobi has recorded 58 deaths so far, 17 from Garissa, 20 from Tana River and 16 from Wajir.
The latest situational report from the Ministry of Health shows that as of May 24, 10,784 cumulative cases had been reported across the country.
“So far, the outbreak has affected 24 counties, currently active in 10 counties and has been controlled in the 14 of the affected counties,” the report by the ministry says.
The counties still battling with an active outbreak include Garissa, Nairobi, Wajir, Kiambu, Kajiado, Homa Bay, Marsabit, Siaya, Mombasa and Isiolo.
Garissa has recorded the highest number of cases so far at 2,789 followed by Mandera with 2,019, Nairobi with 1986, Wajir with 847, Tana River with 780, Kiambu with 510, Machakos with 491, Kajiado with 394 and Uasin Gishu with 137.
Others include Homa Bay (133), Marsabit (109), Mombasa (105), Siaya (91), Meru (85), Samburu (60), Kisumu (56), Nyeri (55), Murang’a (46), Kitui (27), Isiolo (22), West Pokot (16), Nakuru (15), Bomet (six), and Kirinyaga (five).
“Overall, Garissa (331.5) and Tana River (246.9) counties have the highest attack rates, with national (affected counties) being 39.1 per 100,000,” the report shows.
“The Ministry of Health, counties and the partners are implementing critical outbreak response interventions in the affected communities,” it states.