Nairobi and Mombasa records high cases of Covid-19 Nairobi , Wednesday June 24, 2020

Mombasa and Nairobi City Counties have the highest infection rate of COVID-19 at 107.9 and 55.2 per 100,000 population respectively, as compared to 10.4 per 100,000 for the whole country.

From these statistics, and the projection, it is becoming less tenable to isolate all confirmed COVID-19 patients in hospital-based treatment facilities, the Ministry of Health, Chief Administrative Secretary (CAS), Dr. Mercy Mwangangi said today when she announced 254 new positive cases of COVID-19 in the country.

“The positive cases we are now reporting, are as result of local community transmission an indication that  the disease is now firmly circulating within our urban and rural settings,” she noted.

As of yesterday, 40 out of 47 counties, had reported cases of Covid-19, which amounts to 85 percent of the counties in the country. Nairobi is leading with 2,428 cases, followed by Mombasa, with 1,304, then Busia and Kajiado, which have had many cases of cross border truck drivers follow with, 361 and 179 cases respectively.

The others are Kiambu, 155, Uasin Gishu, 66, Migori 59, Kilifi 52, Kwale 51, Machakos 44, Nakuru 32, Garissa 25, Taita Taveta 25, Kisumu 20), Mandera 18, Wajir 17, Meru 15, Turkana 15, Siaya 12, Kitui 11, Nyeri (9), Bungoma (7), Isiolo (7), Murang’a (6), Homa Bay (5), Kisii (4), Kakamega (3), Kericho (3), Laikipia (3), Makueni (3), Narok (3), Embu (2), Bomet (1), Elgeyo Marakwet (1), Kirinyaga (1), Marsabit (1), Nandi (1), Nyamira (1), Trans Nzoia (1) and Vihiga (1).

Today’s 254 cases were drawn from a sample of  4,859, bringing to 5,206 the number of positive cases in the country so far. The total number of tests carried out now stands at 151,396. All the positive cases are Kenyans, with 186 males and 68 females, with the youngest being four years old and the oldest 92.

The 254 positive cases are distributed in counties of Nairobi 127, Mombasa 36, Migori 29, Kajiado 22, Kiambu 12, Busia (9), Uasin Gishu (5), Múranga (3), Machakos and Kilifi, (2), cases each, Nakuru, Siaya, Taita Taveta, Garissa, Isiolo, Kakamega, and Kisii, one case each.

In Nairobi, the 127 cases are from Westlands, 32, Dagoretti North, 18, Langata, 16, Kamukunji, 14, Embakasi East, 12, Makadara, 10, Embakasi South, (8) Kasarani, (4), Ruaraka, (3), Starehe Kibra, Embakasi North, and Embakasi Central, (2), Cases each, Roysambu, and Mathare, (1), case each.

In Mombasa, the 36 cases are from Mvita, 11, Jomvu, (8), Kisauni, and Likoni (5) cases each, Changamwe, (4), and Nyali (3). All the 29 cases in Migori are from Suna East. In Kajiado, the 22 cases are from Kajiado Central, 18, Kajiado North, and Kajiado East, (2) cases each.

In Kiambu, the 12 cases are from Thika, and Kiambu Town, (4) cases each, Kikuyu, (2), Kabete and Juja (1) case each. In Busia, the 9 cases are from Teso South, (7), and Matayos, (2). In Uasin Gishu, the (5) cases are from Ainabkoi (3), Turbo and Kesses (1) case each. In Muranga, the 3 cases are from Kiharu (2) and Kigumo, (1).

Machakos has  (2) cases in Athi River (1) and Matungulu (1). Kilifi has (2) cases in Rabai (1) and Kilifi South (1), Nakuru has (1) case in Naivasha, Siaya has one (1) case in Bondo, Taita Taveta one (1) case in Voi, and Garissa has one (1) case in Garissa Town. Isiolo has one (1) case, Kakamega (1) case in Lurambi and Kisii (1) case in Kisii Central.

“On a positive note, today, we have discharged 41 patients from various hospitals, bringing the tally of recoveries to 1,823 and we give gratitude to our healthcare workers for the good work.,” the CAS noted.

She also announced the demise of two more patients to the disease, bringing the total number of those who have succumbed to 130.

The Ag. Director General for Health, Dr. Patrick Amoth, added that majority of the 130 fatalities are over 60 years old with other co- existing medical condition.