Covid-19: Kenya records 465 new cases, 2 deaths


Covid-19: Kenya records 465 new cases, 2 deaths
Health workers collect swab samples during free mass testing for the COVID-19 in Kibera slums of Nairobi, Kenya, Oct. 17, 2020. PHOTO / REUTERS

The number of COVID-19 cases in Kenya has risen to  108,827 after 465 more people tested positive to the disease from a sample size of 5,691 tested in the last 24 hours.

In a statement issued on Sunday, the Ministry of Health said the new cases include 422 Kenyans and 43 foreigners.

At the same time, two more patients succumbed to the disease pushing our cumulative fatalities to 1,876.

The 465 new cases are distributed across the country as follows: Nairobi 310, Kiambu 54, Nakuru 28, Mombasa 11, Tharaka Nithi 11, Kajiado 10, Machakos 9, Busia 8, Kitui 7, Meru 3, Laikipia 3, Kilifi 3, Uasin Gishu 3, Kwale 1, Makueni 1, Marsabit 1, Murang’a 1 and Isiolo 1.

Meanwhile, 20 patients have recovered from the disease, 17 from various health facilities while 3 are from the Home Based and Isolation Care. Total recoveries now stand at 87,570.

According to the Ministry of Health, 488 patients are currently admitted in various health facilities countrywide, while 1,394 patients are on Home Based Isolation and Care. 69 patients are in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), 23 of whom are on ventilatory support and 36 on supplemental oxygen.

10 patients are on observation.

“Another 16 patients are separately on supplementary oxygen all of whom are in the general wards. No patient is in the High Dependency Unit (HDU),” said the Ministry of Health.

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