COVID-19: Kenya records 195 new cases, 3 deaths, 125 recoveries


COVID-19: Kenya records 195 new cases, 3 deaths, 125 recoveries
A healthcare worker performing a COVID-19 test. PHOTO | MOH

Kenya has recorded 195 new COVID-19 cases from a sample size of 5,859 tested in the last 24 hours, raising the number of confirmed cases to 101,534.

In a statement issued on Friday, the Ministry of Health also announced that three more patients have succumbed to the disease pushing the cumulative fatalities to 1,776.

The 195 new cases are distributed across the country as follows: Nairobi 140, Kiambu 8, Turkana 6, Machakos 6, Mombasa 5, Embu 5, Kisumu 5, Nakuru 3, Kajiado 3, Garissa 3, Nyeri 3, Laikipia 2, Kilifi 2, Makueni 1, Kisii 1, Siaya 1 and Trans Nzoia 1.

At the same time 125 patients have recovered from the disease out of which 80 are from various health facilities while 45 are from the Home-Based Isolation and Care. This now brings the total recoveries to 84,268.

According to the Ministry of Health, there are 401 patients currently admitted in various health facilities countrywide, while 1,419 are on Home Based Isolation and Care.

Twenty-seven patients are reported to be in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), 16 of whom are on ventilatory support and 11 on supplemental oxygen.

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

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