COVID-19: Kenya records 154 new cases, 3 deaths, 162 recoveries


COVID-19: Kenya records 154 new cases, 3 deaths, 162 recoveries
Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe addresses the press on April 7, 2020.

The number of COVID-19 cases in Kenya has risen to 94,768 after 154 more people tested positive for the virus, from a sample size of 3,262 tested in the last 24 hours.

Addressing the press on Tuesday, Health CS Mutahi Kagwe further announced that three more patients had succumbed to the disease bringing the cumulative fatalities to 1,647.

At the same time, 162 more patients have recovered from the disease, 133 being from the Home-Based Care Program, while 29 have been discharged from various hospitals. The total recoveries now stand at 76,222.

The  154 new cases are distributed across the counties as follows: Nairobi 50, Kilifi 20, Kiambu 15, Marsabit 10, Turkana 10, Busia 9, Meru 8, Machakos 4, Kajiado 3, Kisumu 3, Siaya 3, Migori 3, Kisii 3, Nakuru 3, Mombasa 2, Vihiga 2, Uasin Gishu 1, Murang’a 1, Makueni 1, Kirinyaga 1, Homa Bay 1 and Embu 1.

According to the Ministry of Health, currently there are 835 patients admitted in various health facilities countrywide and 3,740 on Home Based Isolation and Care.

“43 patients are in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), 22 of whom are on ventilatory support, and 22 on supplemental oxygen. 1 is on observation.
Another 27 patients are separately on supplementary oxygen, out of whom 23 are in the general wards. 4 are in the High Dependency Unit (HDU),” said the Ministry.

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