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Six die as Covid-19 positivity rate rises to 5.9pc – KBC

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The country’s Covid-19 positivity rate shot up to 5.9 percent with 283 people testing positive from a sample size of 4,822 analysed in the last 24 hours. 

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The health ministry also announced six more deaths in the same period pushing up the cumulative death toll to 1,807 since March 2020.

The total caseload now stands at 103,615 from 1,254,018 tests conducted so far.

From the latest cases 256 are Kenyans while 27 are foreigners. 204 are males and 79 are females, the youngest is a one-year-old baby while the oldest is 80.

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66 patients have recovered from the disease.

“51 from the Home Based Isolation and Care while 15 are from various health facilities. Total recoveries now stand at 85,457” said health CS Mutahi Kagwe.

277 more patients are currently admitted in various health facilities countrywide, while 1,153 patients are on Home Based Care.

42 patients are in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), 21 of whom are on ventilatory support and 18 on supplemental oxygen while three others are on observation.

Another six patients are separately on supplementary oxygen with five of them in the general wards and one more in the High Dependency Unit.

Distribution of cases

Nairobi leads with 196 cases, Busia 16, Kiambu 14, Mombasa 11, Nakuru 8, Uasin Gishu 6, Kajiado 5, Machakos 5, Kilifi 4, Kisumu 4, Kwale 3, Makueni 3, Homa bay 2, Taita Taveta 2, Murang’a 2, Siaya 1 and Migori 1.

In terms of Sub County distribution; the 196 cases in Nairobi are from  Westlands (25), Lang’ata (24), Dagoretti North (21), Starehe (17), Embakasi West (14), Makadara (11), Kamukunji and Kibra (10) cases each, Embakasi South, Kasarani and Mathare (9) cases each, Ruaraka (8), Embakasi Central and Roysambu (7) cases each, Embakasi East (6), Dagoretti South (5), Embakasi North (4).

In Busia the 16 cases are from Matayos (15) and Teso North (1). In Kiambu the 14 cases are from Ruiru (7), Limuru (3), Kiambaa, Kikuyu, Lari and Thika (1) case each.

In Mombasa the 11 cases are from Mvita (4), Changamwe, Jomvu and Kisauni (2) cases each, Nyali (1).

In Nakuru the 8 cases are from Njoro (5), Naivasha (2) and Nakuru West (1). In Uasin Gishu the 6 cases are from Ainabkoi (5) and Turbo (1).





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