723 test positive for COVID-19 as 16 succumb

first_img“We have lost 16 patients, total fatalities now stand at 341,” noted CS Kagwe.Get breaking news on your Mobile as-it-happens. SMS ‘NEWS’ to 20153 723 people have tested positive for COVID-19 virus out of 8679 samples tested in the last 24 hours bringing total number of confirmed cases in the country to 20,636.Out of the new cases, 700 are Kenyans while 23 are foreigners with the youngest case being a nine month old baby while the oldest is 87 years.Also Read  KUPPET calls on parents to prepare for early reopeningSpeaking during the daily press briefing on daily COVID-19 updates Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe noted that 16 patients have succumbed to the virus. 44 patients have recovered from the virus, 24 are from the home based care while 20 are from various health facilities.Also Read  COVID-19: Kenya records 139 new cases, 198 recoveries and 9 fatalitiesThe total number of recoveries is 8,165.Nairobi County is leading with the highest COVID-19 cases at 436, followed by Nakuru with 83, Mombasa 48, Kiambu 45, Turkana 12 and Uasin Gishu 10.Other counties include: Machakos with 9 cases, Kajiado 9, Busia 8, Muranga 7, Kericho 7, Kisumu 6, Baringo 5,Bomet 5, Garissa 3, Kwale 3, Nyeri 3, Siaya 3, Isiolo 2, Kakamega 2, Lamu 2, Meru 2, wajir 2, Taveta 2, Tana River 2, Vihiga 2, Nyandarua 1, Elgeyo Marakwet1, Makueni1, Marsabit1, Kilifi1.Also Read  MOH told to vacate, fumigate schools ahead of reopening center_img More to follow…….last_img read more

Oshada stars on debut as Sri Lanka whitewash Pakistan

first_imgOSHADA Fernando smashed a blistering half-century on his Twenty20 International debut and Wanindu Hasaranga excelled with the ball, as Sri Lanka beat Pakistan by 13 runs to seal a historic whitewash.The tourists wrapped up a first bilateral T20 series win over the top-ranked side with a match to spare and put the icing on the cake with a first ever 3-0 whitewash in Lahore yesterday.Oshada bludgeoned 78 not out from only 48 balls as the tourists posted 147-7 after winning the toss, Mohammad Amir being the pick of the bowlers with 3-27 at Gaddafi Stadium.Pakistan – who left out Ahmed Shehzad, Umar Akmal and Mohammad Hasnain – could make only 133-6 in reply, the excellent Hasaranga taking 3-21 and Lahiru Kumara 2-24 to secure an unlikely clean sweep as Haris Sohail’s 52 proved to be in vain.Amir struck twice in the powerplay to leave the tourists in trouble on 30-3, cleaning up Danushka Gunathilaka and getting rid of Bhanuka Rajapaksa after the economical Imad Wasim removed Sadeera Samarawickrama.Angelo Perera was run-out for only 13 but Oshada came to the rescue, dominating a fifth-wicket stand of 76 with new captain Dasun Shanaka and reaching his half-century from only 33 balls.Oshada and Shanaka were dropped off back-to-back deliveries in an over from Wahab Riaz and the debutant rubbed salt into the wounds by hitting the left-arm seamer and Amir for six.Wahab had the skipper taken by Fakhar Zaman for 12 and Amir had a third wicket in the penultimate over as the Pakistan bowlers did a good job of restricting Sri Lanka to what appeared to be a below-par total. Pakistan endured an awful start to their run chase, with Kasun Rajitha bowling Zaman with a peach of a first delivery of the innings, but a slow-moving partnership of 76 between Babar Azam and Haris laid a solid platform.Babar (27) fell, caught behind, attempting to cut Kumara, and Pakistan were 94-3 in the 16th over and needing to step up the run rate as Haris was dismissed by Hasaranga.Imad and Ali failed while Hasaranga bowled Sarfraz Ahmed as the best T20 side in the world made another mess of it with the bat, failing to secure a consolation victory.last_img read more

Tipperary Sprint Handicap transferred to Dundalk

first_imgThe Tipperary Sprint Handicap has been transferred to Dundalk on Wednesday.Horse Racing Ireland (HRI) has announced that the sprint handicap over 5 furlongs (for three years and upwards rated 45-65) has been cancelled from Tipperary after a track inspection.It’s now been rescheduled for Dundalk on Wednesday 12th April. Photo: © Tipperaryraces.ie Original entries will stand and declarations to run must be made by 10am Tuesday.last_img