Kenya records 139 new COVID-19 cases, 1 death


Kenya records 139 new COVID-19 cases, 1 death
FILE PHOTO: Kenyan ministry of health medical workers prepare to take swabs from truck drivers during a testing for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), at the Namanga one stop border crossing point between Kenya and Tanzania, in Namanga, Kenya May 12, 2020. REUTERS/Thomas Mukoya /File Photo

Kenya has recorded 139 new COVID-19 cases from a sample size of 5,487 tested in the last 24 hours, pushing the total confirmed cases to 99,769.

The Ministry of Health in a statement issued on Friday also announced that one more person had succumbed to the disease, bringing the death toll to 1,740.

From the 139 cases, 119 are Kenyans while 20 are foreigners.

“90 are males while 49 are females. The youngest is a two-year-old child while the oldest is 85,” said the Ministry.

The 139 new cases are distributed across the country as follows: Nairobi 81, Mombasa 13, Turkana 11, Kwale 3, Laikipia 3, Isiolo 2, Nakuru 2, Bomet 2, Trans Nzoia 2, Nyeri 2, Migori 2, Nandi 1, Nyamira 1, Nyandarua 1, Murang’a 1, Taita Taveta 1, Busia 1, Embu 1, Kiambu 1, Kisumu 1, Kajiado 1, Kericho 1, Siaya 1, Kitui 1, Machakos 1, Kilifi 1, and West Pokot 1.

Meanwhile, 137 patients have recovered from the disease. 110 are from our various facilities and 27 from the Home-Based Isolation and Care. Total recoveries now stand at 82,866.

According to the Health Ministry, currently there are 577 patients admitted in various health facilities countrywide, while 1,553 are on Home Based Isolation and Care.

“27 patients are in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), 16 of whom are on ventilatory support and 10 on supplemental oxygen. 1 patient is under observation,” said the Ministry.

Another 15 patients are separately on supplementary oxygen with 10 of them in the general wards. 5 patients are in the High Dependency Unit.

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