Kenya records 147 new COVID-19 cases, 242 recoveries

Kenya records 147 new COVID-19 cases, 242 recoveries
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 103,014 after 147 more people tested positive from a sample size of 2,063 tested in the last 24 hours.

In a statement issued on Monday, the Ministry of Health said no new death had been recorded, this leaving the countries COVID-19 death toll at 1,795.

The 147 new cases are distributed across the country as follows: Nairobi 107, Kiambu 9, Mombasa 4, Uasin Gishu 4, Laikipia 3, Kajiado 3, Meru 3, Machakos 2, Makueni 2, Nakuru 2, Nyamira 1, Nyeri 1, Trans Nzoia 1, Busia 1, Embu 1, Isiolo 1, Kilifi 1 and Kitui 1.

At the same time, 242 more patients have recovered from the disease out of which 151 are from the Home-Based Isolation and Care while 91 are from various health facilities. The total recoveries now stand at 85,250.

According to the Ministry, currently there are 254 patients admitted in various health facilities countrywide, while 1,227 patients are on Home Based Isolation and Care.  34 patients are in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), 15 of whom are on ventilatory support and 17 on supplemental oxygen. 2 patients are on observation.

Another 8 patients are separately on supplementary oxygen with all of them in the general wards.

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