COVID-19: Kenya records 98 new cases, 62 recoveries, 2 deaths

first_imgThe trend of men constituting the highest number continued with 63 of the cases being male while 35 are female. The youngest COVID-19 patient was a 9-year-old while the oldest was a 75-year-old.In the latest cases, Nairobi recorded 32, Mombasa 20, Meru 8, Kiambu 5, Machakos 4, Kilifi 2, Uasin Gishu 8, Elgeyo Marakwet 2, Taita Taveta 2, Murang’a 2, while Garissa, Embu, Samburu and Nakuru counties had one case each.Also Read  President Uhuru to make remarks in the 75th Session of UNGAOut of the 47 counties, Nairobi continues to lead with the number of confirmed cases at 20,253, Mombasa 2,775, Kiambu comes third with 2,647 cases, Kajiado fourth with 1,929 cases while Machakos is fifth with 1,298 cases.Elgeyo Marakwet and West Pokot counties as of Sunday had the lowest number of confirmed cases with both having 7 cases each.Busia County is at number six with 1,197 followed by Nakuru with 985. Others are Uasin Gishu with 567, Migori451, Kisumu 395, Garissa 350, Kericho 298, Nyeri 293, Kitui 273, Laikipia 258, Kisii 255, Narok 249, Kilifi 209, Murang’a 186, Turkana 185, Taita Taveta 166 and Makueni with 164 cases.Also Read  Survey: Displaced persons profoundly hit by CovidThe country also recorded 62 recoveries over the last 24 hours with 44 drawn from the home-based care program while 18 were from various health facilities. The latest numbers bring the cumulative number of recoveries to 23, 949.Two fatalities were also recorded on Monday bringing the cumulative number of deaths resulting from the contagion to 650. Kenya recorded 98 new COVID-19 cases on Monday bringing the cumulative number of positive cases in the country to 37,079.The positive cases derived from a sample 1,644 pointing at a possible deepening of the curve even as Health Chief Administrative Secretary Rashid Aman raised concern over high COVID-19 attack rates in Nairobi and Mombasa counties.Speaking during the COVID-19 daily brief, Aman said the two regions continue to record the highest number of attack rates at 460.6 and 229.7 respectively per every 100,000 people compared to the national average of 77.7.Also Read  COVID-19: Kenya records 139 new cases, 198 recoveries and 9 fatalities Of the 98 cases reported on Monday, only two were foreigners with 96 being Kenyans.Get breaking news on your Mobile as-it-happens. SMS ‘NEWS’ to 20153last_img read more

Lakers’ LeBron James builds MVP buzz after impressive weekend wins over Bucks, Clippers

first_img How athletes protesting the national anthem has evolved over 17 years Trail Blazers, Grizzlies advance to NBA play-in game; Suns, Spurs see playoff dreams dashed Lakers, Clippers schedules set for first round of NBA playoffs Lakers practice early hoping to answer all questions Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error LOS ANGELES — The chorus that was reverberating in Staples Center late in Sunday’s matinee echoed all the way to the Lakers’ locker room.“MVP,” said Anthony Davis.“MVP,” said Kyle Kuzma.MVP, said the Lakers, as a group, as LeBron James helped drive another win over another of the NBA’s top teams for the second time in 48 hours.center_img Trail Blazers beat Grizzlies in play-in, earn first-round series with the Lakers AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with PackersWith 28 points, nine assists, seven rebounds and two blocks in the 112-103 win over the Clippers, James again pushed himself to the forefront of a conversation many NBA observers believe is already over. With the Milwaukee Bucks slated to finish with the NBA’s best record and Giannis Antetokounmpo leading James in points, rebounds and other key advanced statistics, the lead has been perceived as insurmountable for the Greek Freak to win his second straight MVP award.Ahem, the Lakers said on Sunday, have you watched lately?“They need to watch the last two games,” Davis said. “I mean, what he’s been able to do — taking on matchups defensively, leading the pack offensively, making the right plays — you don’t see that from a guy who is 17 years in the league and his team is number one in the West. He’s continuing to show the world why he’s the best and if people don’t understand that, then the last two games, I think they understand now.”In eight games since the All-Star break, James has raised his game. The Lakers are 7-1, and he’s averaging 30.7 points, 9.5 assists and 7.6 rebounds while shooting 55 percent and getting to the line more often. During the weekend, he played a pivotal role by guarding each team’s best player for stints and methodically controlling halfcourt possessions — Rajon Rondo referred to Antetokounmpo and Kawhi Leonard as “supposed MVP candidates.”Notably the Lakers pulled away in both games in the second half, outscoring the Bucks by 10 after halftime on Friday, and the Clippers by 13 on Sunday. After beating the No. 1 team in the East and the No. 2 team in the West, Frank Vogel felt confident enough to call James’ last two games “his best weekend in a Lakers uniform. “I don’t think people understand how hard it is to put the numbers and get the wins, do the things that he’s doing, put the numbers up he’s putting up and getting the wins he’s getting at 35,” he said. “You’ve had a summer off maybe, what, twice? That’s crazy! That’s a lot of mileage on your legs.”Earlier this week James downplayed the chase for a fifth MVP, which would tie him second all-time with Michael Jordan and Bill Russell. He said he’s motivated by being the best to ever play — MVP awards are just a byproduct of that goal, he suggested.But James acknowledged that he is motivated, and has been all offseason — something that has continued to drive him forward in his 17th season.“I put a lot of work into my rehabbing with my groin, getting back to full strength even when I was shooting a movie,” he said. “If you follow me on social media, I was in the weight room at three, four o’ clock in the morning, making sure that I was preparing myself for this season no matter what was going on. Just keeping ‘the main thing’ the main thing.” “I wasn’t here last year. but in my mind, this season, this was his best two-game stretch,” he said. “Really just dominated — dominated — both games and helped close them out.”Two great games does not an MVP make, but the Lakers would also argue that relative to his age, 35-year-old James has been more impressive than 25-year-old Antetokounmpo. He’s leading the league in assists, which he’s never done before, while remaining a scorer over the 25 ppg threshold.To JaVale McGee, there was no doubt that James has marked himself the best player in the world for staving off his years.Related Articleslast_img read more