949 test positive for coronavirus raising Kenya caseload to 82,605

949 test positive for coronavirus raising Kenya caseload to 82,605
An exhausted medical worker outside Maimonides Medical Center in the Brooklyn borough of New York, April 14. REUTERS/Caitlin Ochs

949 more people have tested positive for coronavirus raising the Kenya caseload to 82,605.

The latest positive cases are from a sample size of 8,311 tested in the last 24 hours, with cumulative tests now at 879,261.

“From the cases 913 are Kenyans while 36 are foreigners. 558 are males and 391 females. The youngest is a two -months old infant, while the oldest is 100,” Health CS Mutahi Kagwe said in a statement.

Four other patients have succumbed to the virus raising the death toll to 1,445.

There are now 1,244 patients admitted to various health facilities across the country.

78 patients are in intensive care units (ICUs) with 50 on ventilatory support and 74 on supplemental oxygen.

Another 105 patients are on supplementary oxygen out of which 76 are in general wards and 25 in High Dependency Units (HDU).

A total of 7,829 people are in home-based isolation and care.

274 people were however recovered from the disease: 224 from the home-based care program and 50 from various hospitals countrywide.

Total recoveries now stands at 54,399.

From the new cases reported on Saturday, distribution by counties is as follows; Nairobi 400, Kiambu 138, Mombasa 71, Kakamega 49, Kericho 33, Kisii 30, Nyamira 26, Machakos 24, Kisumu 18, Kilifi 15, Taita Taveta 15, Bungoma 15, Busia 14, Makueni 9, Siaya 9, Kajiado 9, Turkana 9, Laikipia 9, Embu 8, Murang’a 7, Nyeri 7, Tana River 6, Lamu 4, Meru 4, Nakuru 4, Vihiga 4, Bomet 2, Isiolo 2, Uasin Gishu 2, Kitui 1, Trans Nzoia 1, Nandi 1, Kirinyaga 1, Migori 1 and Homa Bay 1.

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