COVID-19: Kenya records 130 new cases, 2 deaths, 187 recoveries


COVID-19: Kenya records 130 new cases, 2 deaths, 187 recoveries
File image of a health worker administering a COVID-19 test in Kenya. PHOTO| COURTESY

The number of COVID-19 cases in Kenya has risen to 95,843 after 130 more people tested positive from a sample size of 1,973 tested in the last 24 hours.

“From the cases 113 are Kenyans while 17 are foreigners. 81 are males and 49 females. The youngest is a four months old infant, while the oldest is 83,” said the Ministry of Health.

In a statement issued on Saturday, the Ministry of Health also announced that two more patients have succumbed to the virus bringing the total fatalities to 1,655.

At the same time, 187 patients have recovered from the disease, 93 being from the Home-Based Care Program, while 94 have been discharged from various hospitals. The total recoveries now stand at 76,998.

The 130 new cases are distributed across the counties as follows: Nairobi 64, Mombasa 13, Murang’a 9, Nyeri 8, Kiambu & Meru 4 cases each, Bungoma, Busia, Kisumu, Kwale 3 cases each, Kilifi, Machakos, Marsabit, Nakuru and Uasin Gishu 2 cases each while Kajiado, Kitui, Laikipia, Migori, Nyandarua and Taita Taveta have 1 case each.

According to the Ministry of Health, there are 681 patients admitted in various health facilities countrywide and 3,650 on Home Based Isolation and Care.

“38 patients are in Intensive Care Unit (ICU), 19 of whom are on ventilatory support, and 16 on supplemental oxygen. 3 are on observation.
Another 33 patients are separately on supplementary oxygen, out of whom 26 are in the general wards. 7 are in the High Dependency Unit (HDU),” said the Ministry of Health.

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