COVID-19: Kenya records 130 new cases, 1 death, 66 recoveries


COVID-19: Kenya records 130 new cases, 1 death, 66 recoveries
File image of a health worker administering a COVID-19 test in Kenya. PHOTO| COURTESY

Kenya has recorded 130 new COVID-19 cases from a sample size of 4,918 tested in the last 24 hours, raising the number of confirmed cases to 100,323.

“From the cases 115 are Kenyans while 15 are foreigners. 88 are males while 42 are females. The youngest is a four-month-old infant while the oldest is 88,” said the Ministry of Health, in a statement issued on Wednesday.

The Ministry further announced that one more patient had succumbed to the disease, pushing the cumulative fatalities to 1,751.

The 130 new cases are distributed across the counties as follows: Nairobi 66, Taita Taveta 18, Mombasa 9, Nakuru 6, Narok 6, Siaya 4, Uasin Gishu 4, Kiambu 4, Kisii 4, Kilifi 2, Kisumu 1, Bungoma 1, Busia 1, Kajiado 1, Kakamega 1, Nyamira 1 and Nyandarua 1.

At the same time, 66 patients have recovered from the disease. 42 are from the Home-Based Isolation and Care while 24 are from our various facilities. The total recoveries now stand at 83,691.

According to the Ministry of Health, currently there are 489 patients admitted in various health facilities countrywide, while 1,353 are on Home Based Isolation and Care.

“28 patients are in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), 14 of whom are on ventilatory support and 13 on supplemental oxygen. 1 patient is under observation,” said the Ministry.

Another 17 patients are separately on supplementary oxygen with 12 of them in the general wards and 5 in the High Dependency Unit.

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