COVID-19: Kenya records 410 new cases, 6 deaths


COVID-19: Kenya records 410 new cases, 6 deaths

Six more people have succumbed to COVID-19 in Kenya pushing the country’s cumulative fatalities to 1,853.

In a statement issued on Friday, the Ministry of Health also announced that 410 new COVID-19 cases had been recorded from size of 7,180 tested in the last 24 hours, bringing the total confirmed positive cases to 105,467.

The 410 new cases are distributed across the country as follows: Nairobi 254, Mombasa 27, Migori 24, Kiambu 22, Nakuru 15, Turkana 13, Machakos 8, Kericho 6, Uasin Gishu 6, Kajiado 5, Taita Taveta 5, Kilifi 4, Meru 4, Nyeri 4, Busia 2, Kakamega 2, Kisumu 2, Kwale 2, Makueni 1, Kirinyaga 1, Kitui 1, Wajir 1 and Bungoma 1.

In Nairobi, the 254 cases are from Lang’ata (39), Westlands (32), Embakasi Central (27), Embakasi East (21), Dagoretti North (17), Kibra (16), Embakasi West, Kasarani and Makadara (13) cases each, Kamukunji and Ruaraka (10) cases each, Roysambu (9), Embakasi South and Mathare (8) cases each, Dagoretti South, Embakasi North and Starehe (6) cases each.

At the same time, 24 patients have recovered from the disease, 13 from various health facilities, while 11 are from the Home Based and Isolation Care. The total recoveries are now 86,521.

According to the Ministry of Health, 342 patients are currently admitted in various health facilities countrywide, while 1,420 patients are on Home Based Isolation and Care. 61 patients are reported to be in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), 25 of whom are on ventilatory support and 27 on supplemental oxygen. 9 patients are on observation.

“Another 12 patients are separately on supplementary oxygen all of whom are in general wards. No patient is in the High Dependency Unit (HDU),” said the Ministry.

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