COVID-19: Kenya records 114 new cases, 5 more deaths

COVID-19: Kenya records 114 new cases, 5 more deaths
Medical staff treat a COVID-19 patient inside a field hospital built on a soccer stadium in Machakos, as the number of confirmed coronavirus disease (COVID-19) cases continue to rise in Kenya, July 23, 2020. REUTERS/Baz Ratner

The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Kenya has risen to 94, 614 after 114 people tested positive for the virus, from a sample size of 2,507 tested in the last 24 hours.

In a statement issued on Monday, the Ministry of Health also announced that five more patients had succumbed to the disease bringing the cumulative fatalities to 1,644.

At the same time, 325 patients have recovered from the disease, 256 being from the Home-Based Care Program, while 69 have been discharged from various hospitals. The total recoveries now stand at 76,060.

The 114 new cases are distributed across the counties as follows: Nairobi 68, Kiambu 6, Machakos 5, Mombasa 4, Busia 4, Nyeri 4, Kajiado 4, Bungoma 2, Meru 2, Kisumu 2, Garissa 1, Kisii 1, Nakuru 1, Marsabit 1, Uasin Gishu 1, Kilifi 1, Nyandarua 1, Murang’a Kericho 1, Vihiga 1, Taita Taveta 1, Isiolo 1 and Embu 1.

According to the Ministry of Health, currently there are 850 patients admitted in various health facilities countrywide and 5,873 on Home Based Isolation and Care.

“46 patients are in Intensive Care Unit (ICU), 24 of whom are on ventilatory support, and 19 on supplemental oxygen. 3 are on observation. Another 26 patients are separately on supplementary oxygen, out of whom 22 are in the general wards and 4 are in the High Dependency Unit (HDU),” said the Ministry.

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