I wish to start by thanking all those frontline workers who have turned up for vaccination. The vaccination exercise is currently ongoing at all County Referral Hospitals, select sub-county facilities as well as select faith based and private facilities across the country. This first phase of the deployment plan is targeting frontline health care workers and others offering essential services. These essential services cover security agencies, teachers and support staff working in institutions of learning, religious instructors, including the clergy and officers working in all ports of entry.
All the people who belong to these cadres can be vaccinated anywhere the exercise is being carried out, as long as they produce the documents to identify themselves to the vaccinating teams. I would like to appeal to others not eligible for vaccination in this first phase to be calm and remain patient as we carry out this first phase for our very essential services personnel. We shall announce the time for other members of the public to come out for the exercise when that time comes.
Today 1,225 people have tested positive to the disease, out of a sample size of 7,308 tested in the last 24 hours. The total confirmed positive cases are now 117,535. Cumulative tests so far conducted are 1,394,748. From the cases 1,166 are Kenyans while 59 are foreigners. 691 are males and 534 are females. The youngest is a one-year-old baby while the oldest is 93.
In terms of County distribution; Nairobi 731, Kiambu 197, Machakos 53, Mombasa 41, Nakuru 31, Uasin Gishu 30, Nyeri 27, Kajiado 23, Garissa 11, Meru 8, Nyandarua 8, Kilifi 7, Laikipia 6, Busia 6, Kirinyaga 6, Makueni 6, Kakamega 5, Kisii 4, Lamu 3, Bungoma 3, Taita Taveta 3, Kisumu 3, Baringo 2, Murang’a 2, Nandi 2, Narok 2, Tharaka Nithi 1, Trans Nzoia 1, Elgeyo Marakwet 1, Embu 1 and Wajir 1.
In terms of Sub County distribution; the 731 cases in Nairobi are from Dagoretti North (93), Westlands (90), Lang’ata (78), Roysambu (53), Kibra (51), Kamukunji (41), Makadara (39), Kasarani (35), Embakasi West and Mathare (32) cases each, Embakasi South (31), Ruaraka (30), Embakasi Central (27), Dagoretti South (26), Embakasi East and Starehe (25) cases each, Embakasi North (23).
In Kiambu the 197 cases are from Thika (49), Ruiru (32), Kiambu Town (24), Kiambaa (21), Kikuyu (19), Lari (14), Limuru (12), Githunguri (10), Kabete (7), Juja (5), Gatundu South (3), Gatundu North (1). In Machakos the 53 cases are from Athi River and Machakos Town (12) cases each, Matungulu (11), Kangundo and Mwala (7) cases each, Kalama (2), Kathiani and Masinga (1) case each.
In Mombasa the 41 cases are from Nyali (11), Mvita (10), Kisauni (8), Jomvu (6), Likoni (4), Changamwe (2). In Nakuru the 31 cases are from Naivasha (11), Nakuru East (7), Nakuru West (6), Molo (4), Nakuru North, Rongai and Subukia (1) case each.
In Uasin Gishu the 30 cases are from Ainabkhoi (13), Kesses and Turbo (7) cases each, Kapseret (2), Moiben (1). In Nyeri the 27 cases are from Tetu (6), Mathira East and Nyeri Central (5), Kieni East and Mukurweini (4) cases each, Kieni West (2) and Nyeri South (1).
In Kajiado the 23 cases are from Kajiado North (16), Kajiado East (4) and Kajiado Central (3). In Garissa the 11 cases are from Dadaab (6) and Garissa (5). In Meru the 8 cases are from Imenti North (4), Buuri (2), Imenti South and Tigania East (1) case each. In Nyandarua the 8 cases are from Ol Kalou (5) and Kinangop (3).
In Kilifi the 7 cases are from Kaloleni (4), Kilifi North (2) and Malindi (1). In Laikipia all the 6 cases are from Laikipia East (6). In Busia the 6 cases are from Matayos (4) and Teso North (2). In Kirinyaga the 6 cases are from Kirinyaga Central and Kirinyaga West (3) cases each.
In Makueni the 6 cases are from Makueni (4), Kaiti and Kilome (1) case each. In Kakamega the 5 cases are from Butere, Lugari, Lurambi, Malava and Mumias West (1) case each. In Kisii the 4 cases are from Bobasi, Bonchari, Kitutu Chache South and Nyaribari Masaba (1) case each. In Lamu all the 3 cases are from Lamu West.
In Bungoma the 3 cases are from Kanduyi (2) and Sirisia (1). In Taita Taveta the 3 cases are all from Taveta while in Kisumu the 3 cases are from Kisumu Central, Kisumu east and Nyakach (1) case each. The 2 cases in Baringo are from Baringo Central and Koibatek (1) case each, the 2 cases in Murang’a are from Kandara and Kiharu (1) case each, the 2 cases in Nandi are from Emgwen and Nandi Hills (1) case each and the 2 cases in Narok are all from Trans Mara West.
The case in Tharaka Nithi is from Chuka, the case in Trans Nzoia is from Saboti, the case in Elgeyo Marakwet is from Keiyo North, the case in Embu is from Runyenjes and the case in Wajir is from Wajir East.
Today, 142 patients have recovered from the disease, 83 from the Home Based and Isolation Care, while 59 are from various health facilities. Total recoveries now stand at 89,203.
Sadly, 17 patients have succumbed to the disease pushing the cumulative fatalities to 1,954. Our sincere condolences to families and friends of those who have lost their loved ones.
A total of 793 patients are currently admitted in various health facilities countrywide, while 2,250 patients are on Home Based Isolation and Care. 114 patients are in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), 28 of whom are on ventilatory support and 81 on supplemental oxygen. 5 patients are on observation.
Another 38 patients are separately on supplementary oxygen with 30 of them in the general wards and 8 in the High Dependency Unit (HDU).
On Vaccination Exercise countrywide: A total of 355,500 doses have been distributed in 10 regional stores countrywide including the Military from a total allocation of 530,000 doses. The regional stores include Eldoret, Garissa, Kakamega, Kisumu, Mandera, Meru, Mombasa, Nairobi, Nakuru, Nyeri and the Military.
Sen Mutahi Kagwe, EGH