Kenyans hits triple digits with 123 confirmed cases

Kenyans hits triple digits with 123 confirmed cases

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27 May, 2020

The Health Cabinet Secretary, Hon Mutahi Kagwe today announced the highest recorded number of positive cases with 123 individuals testing positive for Corona virus. This number comes from a total of 3,077 samples tested in the last 24 hours.

The gender distribution for the cases stand at 78 for male and 45 female with the youngest being 1 year old and the oldest being 76 years old.

Nairobi’s numbers continue to spike as it recorded almost 70% of the cases with its figure at 85 followed by Mombasa with 24, Kiambu 4, Kajiado 3, Kisumu 2 and Garissa, Kitui, Kilifi, Busia and Uasin Gishu each recording 1 case.

In Nairobi, 33 of the cases are from Mathare, Kibra 14, Embakasi West 12, Embakasi Central 4, Westlands 4, Makadara 3, Ruaraka 3, Kamukunji 3, Starehe 2, Dagoretti North 2 and Roysambu, Langata, Embakasi North and Embakasi South each having 1 case.

In Mombasa the cases are from Mvita with 9, Changamwe 4, Kisauni 4, Jomvu 3, Likoni 3 and Nyali 1. In Kiambu, Kabete, Kikuyu, Ruiru and Juja each have 1 case.

In Kajiado, 2 cases are from Namanga and 1 in Kitengela while the cases in Kisumu are from quarantine facility. They were people who had travelled from Nairobi to Kisumu for a burial.

The CS also announced that there are 590 positive cases currently admitted in hospitals across the country with some in critical conditions, ventilatory support and supplemental oxygen.

Within the same period, 3 more people have been discharged from hospital bringing the number of recoveries to 408.. However, 3 more patients lost their lives to the virus raising the number of fatalities to 55. The deceased each had underlying health conditions.