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Kipsang slapped with four year doping ban

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NAIROBI, Kenya, July 3 – Former men’s marathon World Record Holder Wilson Kipsang has been handed a four-year doping ban by the Athletics Integrity Unit over whereabouts failure.

World Athletics said Kipsang had four whereabouts failures between April 2018 and May 2019. Three failures within 12 months leads to an automatic ban.

Kipsang, a bronze medallist at the 2012 Olympics, had been provisionally suspended in January for whereabouts failures and tampering by providing false evidence.

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247 test positive, 2.6m Kenyans exposed to the virus

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A study conducted by KEMRI and commissioned by the Ministry of Health indicates that approximately 2.6 million Kenyans have been exposed to Coronavirus.

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Health CAS Dr Rashid Aman says the study further shows that about half a million people in Nairobi County are likely to have been exposed to the virus.

Aman says findings are preliminary since the sample size was very small and that they got the samples from national blood transfusion centres representing most parts of Kenya to check if they had antibodies or were negative.

This even as 247 persons tested positive of COVID 19 in the last 24 hours after 4147 were tested, bringing the total number of positive cases in the Country to 7188.

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Health Dr Aman says 39 persons have been discharged after full recovery while 3 patients succumbed to the disease.

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The total number of recoveries now stands at 2148 while total fatalities are now at 154.

Cumulatively, 180,206 persons have been tested since the Government started the voluntary testing exercise.

Of the 247 positive cases, 242 are Kenyans while 5 are foreigners. Aman further revealed that 164 are male, 83 are female while the youngest is a one year old infant and the oldest is 100 years.

The cases are distributed in various Counties with Nairobi recording 153 positive cases.

Mombasa has 35 cases, Kajiado has 15, Busia has 12, Kiambu has 12, Uasin Gishu, Machakos and Garissa have 4 each, Murang’a, Siaya and Nakuru have 2 cases each while Lamu and Nyamira Counties have 1 case each.

Kibra and Westlands areas in Nairobi have 35 and 28 cases respectively, Dagoretti North has 16 cases, Kasarani has 13 cases, Embakasi East has 12 cases, Starehe has 10 cases, Langata has 8 cases, Makadara recorded 6 cases, Embakasi South (5), Embakasi West (4), Kamukunji (4), Roysambu (4), Dagoretti South (3), Ruaraka (3), & Embakasi Central (2).

Director of Health services Dr Patrick Amoth assured Kenyans that the recovery rate compares well with the world standards saying it is at 2.29 percent compared to 6.7 percent world fatality rate.

Amoth further reveled that they ministry has communicated to the County Governments to do away with sanitization booths saying they pose a danger to residents.

Amoth said 14 patients are in ICU at various public hospitals while 15 are in ICU at private hospitals.

Out of these, 13 are under ventilation support and 16 are under oxygen support.

 

 

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Covid-19: Kenya cases shoot to 7,188 as 247 more test positive

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By ANGELA OKETCH

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The number of Covid-19 cases in Kenya passed the 7,000 mark with confirmation of 247 more positive test results on Friday.

Health Chief Administrative Secretary (CAS) Rashid Aman announced, during the daily briefing at Afya House in Nairobi, that these new cases raised the country’s total to 7,188.

The country reported its first case of the coronavirus on March 13, weeks after confirmation of the outbreak in Wuhan, China, on December 31, 2019.

Dr Aman further reported that the number of recoveries had increased to 2,148 as 39 more patients had been discharged.

He also said two more patients had died, raising the death toll to 154.

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Dr Aman Two hundred and forty two of the new patients were Kenyans and the rest foreigners.

In terms of case distribution, Nairobi accounted for the highest number with 153 and was followed by Mombasa with 35, Kajiado with 15 and Busia and Kiambu with 12 each.

Uasin Gishu, Machakos and Garissa recorded four each, Murang’a, Nakuru and Siaya two each and Lamu and Nyamira one each.

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In his address, acting Health Director-General Patrick Amoth said 29 of the patients were in intensive care units, 14 of them in public hospitals and 15 in private facilities.

He said 13 were on ventilators, 15 on supplemental oxygen therapy and one under observation.

Dr Amoth also noted that Kenya’s fatality rate was 2.29 per cent compared to the global average of 6.7 per cent.

According to coronavirus case tracker Worldometer, the disease had infected at least 11,023,455 people and killed 524,881 globally by July 3.

The number of recoveries was 6,178,566 and that of active cases 4,320,008.

Of the active cases, only one per cent were critical.

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