Mombasa and Kilifi counties see a rise in COVID-19 cases

Health CS Mutahi Kagwe at a past COVID-19 briefing./COURTESY

Mombasa and Kilifi are among counties that recorded the highest new COVID-19 infections in the last 24 hours.

In a media statement, Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe said that 76 people in Mombasa were confirmed to be positive for Coronavirus while 52 people tested positive in  Kilifi County.

“In Mombasa 76 cases are from Mvita 36, Jomvu 13, Kisauni 11, Likoni 9 and Nyali 7,” Kagwe said in statement.

“In Kilifi, the 52 cases are from Magarini 21, Malindi 18, Kilifi South 9, Kilifi North 2, Kaloleni and Rabai 1 case each,” he added.

Other counties that recorded new cases include Nairobi with 235, Kisumu 30, Uasin Gishu 28, Kwale 1 among others.

Kagwe said that the country recorded a total of 631 cases from a sample of 6,142, bringing the total number of people who have tested positive to 47,843.

The statement indicated that of the 631 cases, 596 are Kenyans, 35 are foreigners, 420 are male while 211 female, the youngest being a one-year-old and oldest 91 years.

“371 people have recovered from the disease, 313 from the Home-Based Care Program, while 58 have been discharged from various hospitals. Total recoveries now stand at 33,421,” said the Ministry of Health.

14 patients succumbed to the disease bringing total fatalities to 884.

20 patients are under the intensive care unit, 59 on supplementary oxygen, and 16 in the high dependency unit.

1,142 are admitted to various facilities while 3,238 are on home-based isolation and care.