Kenya records 219 new coronavirus cases, 4 more deaths

Kenya records 219 new coronavirus cases, 4 more deaths
A healthcare worker conducts a COVID-19 test. PHOTO| COURTESY

Some 219 people have tested positive for COVID-19 in Kenya from a sample size of 5,413 tested in the last 24 hours, bringing to 97,127 the number of confirmed positive cases in the country.

The Ministry of Health, in a statement issued on Tuesday, said the cases include 170 Kenyans while 49 are foreigners.

“136 are males and 83 are females. The youngest is a two-months-old infant while the oldest is 90,” reads the statement.

The Ministry also announced that four more patients have succumbed to the disease, pushing the cumulative fatalities to 1,690.

At the same time, 100 patients are reported to have recovered from the disease, 83 being from the Home-Based Care Program, while 17 have been discharged from various hospitals. The total recoveries now stand at 79,357.

The 219 cases are distributed across the counties as follows: Nairobi 141, Mombasa 26, Uasin Gishu 7, Kisumu 6, Machakos 5, Taita Taveta 5, Kiambu, Kwale and Nakuru 4 cases each, Elgeyo Markwet, Kajiado and Meru 3 cases each, Kilifi 2, Kirinyaga, Murang’a, Nandi, Nyandarua, Siaya and Turkana 1 case each.

According to the Ministry of Health, currently, there are 614 patients admitted in various health facilities countrywide and 2,940 on Home Based Isolation and Care. 29 patients are in Intensive Care Unit (ICU), 15 of whom are on ventilatory support and 11 on supplemental oxygen. 3 are on observation.

“Another 17 patients are separately on supplementary oxygen, 16 of whom are in the general wards and 1 in High Dependency Unit,” said the Ministry.

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