Eight more people die as Kenya records 277 new COVID-19 cases


Eight more people die as Kenya records 277 new COVID-19 cases
A coronavirus disease patient holds up his hand inside the COVID-19 ICU of Machakos Level 5 Hospital, in Machakos, Kenya October 28, 2020. REUTERS/Baz Ratner

Eight more people have succumbed to COVID-19 in Kenya pushing the cumulative fatalities to 1,847.

The Ministry of Health, in a statement issued on Thursday, also announced that 277 new cases had been recorded from a sample size of 4,599 tested in the last 24 hours pushing the total number of confirmed positive cases to 105,057.

The 277 cases are distributed across the country as follows: Nairobi 194, Nakuru 18, Kiambu 17, Mombasa 11, Laikipia 8, Kajiado 7, Machakos 6, Uasin Gishu 5, Siaya 2, Makueni 2, Meru 1, Nandi 1, Narok 1, Nyandarua 1, Nyeri 1, Taita Taveta 1 and Kisumu 1.

At the same time, 119 patients are reported to have recovered from the disease out of which 79 are from the Home Based and Isolation Care while 40 are from various health facilities. Total recoveries now are 86,497.

According to the Ministry, a total of 336 patients are currently admitted in various health facilities countrywide, while 1,397 patients are on Home Based Isolation and Care. 61 patients are 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 a High Dependency Unit (HDU),” said the Ministry of Health

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