The National Hospital Insurance Fund, NHIF, will cater for Coronavirus- related costs in only Ministry of Health designated facilities.In a statement to newsrooms, NHIF Chief Executive Officer, Dr Peter Kamunyo said they shall support all COVID-19 positive members and their declared beneficiaries who get admitted to MoH designated facilities.The facilities include Kenyatta National Teaching and Referral Hospital, Kenyatta University Teaching Referral and Research Hospital and Mbagathi County Hospital. Others are; county-designated facilities and any other facility that may be designated by the ministry.Get breaking news on your Mobile as-it-happens. SMS ‘NEWS’ to 20153 Kenya on Monday recorded 440 new COVID-19 cases out of 3,197 samples tested in the last 24 hours, bringing to 17,975 the number of positive cases.Also Read Teachers to report back to school on MondayThe cumulative testes now stand at 279, 612.In his statement, Health CS Mutahi Kagwe said from the 440 cases 437 were Kenyans while 3 were foreigners, with 286 males and 154 females.The youngest case was a one-year-old infant, while the oldest was an 84-year-old.90 patients were discharged from various hospitals, bringing the total number of recoveries to 7,833.On a sad note, five patients succumbed to the disease bringing the number of fatality to 285.The distribution of cases by counties was as follows; Nairobi 326, Machakos 32, Kajiado 17, Kiambu 17, Uasin Gishu 13, Mombasa 10, Muranga 5, Baringo 5, Kilifi 5, Busia 2, Wajir 2, Nandi 2, Nyeri 1, Embu 1, Taita Taveta 1 and Tharaka-Nithi 1.Baringo now becomes the 45th County to record a case.Also Read Women leaders welcome CJ’s decision to dissolve ParliamentIn Nairobi, the 326 cases are in Langata (59), Embakasi East (46), Westlands (38), Embakasi West (29), Kibra (23) Dagoretti North (17) Embakasi South (16), Kasarani (16), Makadara (15), Embakasi Central (14), Embakasi North (13), Roysambu (10), Ruaraka (10), Starehe (10), Kamukunji (6), Dagoretti South (3), Mathare (1).In Machakos the 32 cases are in Machakos Town (16), Athi River (15) and Kangundo (1).The 17 new cases in Kajiado are in; Kajiado East (11), Kajiado North (3) and Kajiado Central (3).In Kiambu, the 17 cases are in; Ruiru (6), Kiambu Town (5), Kiambaa (2), Thika (2), Kabete (1), and Limuru (1).In Uasin Gishu the 13 cases are in Ainabkoi (11), Kapseret (1), and Kesses (1) while in Mombasa the 10 cases are in; Mvita (4), Jomvu (2), Nyali (2) Changamwe (1), and Likoni (1).Also Read COVID-19: Kenya records 139 new cases, 198 recoveries and 9 fatalitiesIn Murang’a the 5 cases are in Kiharu (2), Gatanga, Maragua and Mathioya (1) case each. In Baringo all the 5 cases are in Marigat.In Kilifi the 5 cases are in Kaloleni (4) and Rabai (1) while in Busia the 2 cases are in Matayos and Teso North.The two cases from Wajir are in Wajir East. In Nyeri the 1 case is in Nyeri Central, in Embu the 1 case is in Mbeere North, in Nandi the 1 case is in Emgwen, in Taita Taveta the case is in Voi while in Tharaka Nithi the 1 case is in Chuka.
FRISCO, Texas – McNeese’s Blake Elliott is the Southland Conference February Golfer of the Month, the league announced Wednesday. All Southland Athletes of the Month are presented by MidSouth Bank.Elliott helped his Cowboys squad averaging a score of 70 throughout the month of February. Over eight rounds of play, the Liberty Hill, Texas, product recorded a round-low 66 at the Sea Best Invitational in Jacksonville, Fla. (Feb. 4-5), where he finished tied for fourth. Elliott followed that performance with another fourth-place finish at The All-American Intercollegiate in Houston (Feb. 17-19). He then concluded his month by winning the Louisiana Classics in Lafayette, La. (Feb. 25-26).February Golfer of the Month: Blake Elliott – Sr. – Liberty Hill, Texas Elliott boosted his national ranking to No. 30 after capturing the individual title at the Louisiana Classics and helping the Cowboys to the tournament’s team title. Throughout the month of February, the senior tallied a 1st place in addition to a pair of 4th place finishes. Over the course of his three tournament appearances, Elliott shot par or better in six of eight rounds and recorded rounds within the 60s on five occasions.Honorable Mention: John Hill, Incarnate Word; Jake Hendrix, Stephen F. Austin.Southland monthly award winners are nominated and voted upon by each school’s sports information director. Voting for one’s own athlete is not permitted. To earn honorable mention, a student-athlete must appear on 25 percent of ballots.