Uhuru-Raila on the spot as Siaya leads in Kenya’s new Covid-19 infections days after their visit

Uhuru-Raila on the spot as Siaya leads in Kenya's new Covid-19 infections days after their visit

284 new Covid-19 infections have been reported in the country over the last 24 hours.

The positive cases came from sample size of 4,540 tested in the last 24 hours with Siaya County leading with new infections for the first time.

According to a statement sent by Health CS Mutahi Kagwe, the positivity rate now stands at 6.3%.

272 of the new cases are Kenyans while 12 are foreigners. 157 are males and 127 females. The youngest is a one-month-old infant while the oldest is 91 years old.

In terms of distribution per county, Siaya and Nairobi led with the new cases.

Siaya 66, Nairobi 66, Kisumu 30, Mombasa 21, Busia 13, Kericho 8, Nyeri 8, Kiambu 7, Nakuru 7, Turkana 7, Uasin Gishu 7, Garissa 6, Vihiga 6, Kisii 5, Murang’a 4, Kitui 3, Embu 2, Migori 2, Kakamega 2, Narok 2, Kirinyaga 2, Kwale 2, Lamu 1, Marsabit 1, Meru 1, Nandi 1, Trans Nzoia 1, West Pokot 1, Homa Bay 1 and Kajiado 1.

Health CS Mutahi Kagwe
Health CS Mutahi Kagwe

The sharp spike in Siaya comes just days after President Uhuru Kenyatta and ODM leader Raila Odinga camped in Nyanza over the past weekend, attracting large crowds.

Thetotal confirmed cases in the country is now 171,942 and cumulative tests so far conducted are 1,826,756.

124 patients have recovered from the disease, 97 from various health facilities countrywide, while 27 are from the Home Based and Isolation Care Program.

Total recoveries now stand at 117,469 of whom 85,291 are from Home Based Care and Isolation program, while 32,178 are from various health facilities countrywide.

The ministry of health also reported that sadly, 17 people have succumbed to the disease, all of them being late deaths reported after conducting Facility Record Audits on diverse dates in the month of April and May. This now pushes the cumulative fatalities to 3,240.

1,207 patients are currently admitted in various health facilities countrywide, while 4,946 patients are under the Home Based Isolation and Care Program.

96 patients are in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), 23 of whom are on ventilatory support and 60 on supplemental oxygen.

13 patients are under observation while another 92 patients are separately on supplemental oxygen with 85 of them in general wards and 7 in High Dependency Units (HDU).

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