Kenya records 866 new COVID-19 cases, 6 more deaths


A medical worker takes a sample for COVID-19 during a community testing, as authorities race ...
A medical worker takes a sample for COVID-19 during a community testing, as authorities race to contain the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Abuja, Nigeria April 15, 2020. REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde

Kenya has recorded 866 new COVID-19 cases from a sample size of 7,815 tested in the last 24 hours, bringing to 87,249 the number of confirmed positive cases in the country.

In a press statement issued on Friday, the Ministry of Health also announced that six patients had succumbed to the disease bringing the cumulative fatalities to 1,506.

At the same time, 322 patients have recovered from the disease, 259 from the Home-Based Care Program, while 63 have been discharged from various hospitals. Total recoveries now stand at to 68,110.

The 866 new cases are distributed across counties as follows: Nairobi 273, Mombasa 78, Nakuru 73, Kiambu 55, Kirinyaga 49, Nyamira 35, Kisumu 27, Kilifi 23, Kajiado 23, Uasin Gishu 21, Nyeri 21, Meru 19, Kericho 18, Busia 16, Machakos 15, Kisii 13, Bomet 12, Tana River 11, Siaya 11, Migori 10, Taita Taveta 9, Laikipia 9, Bungoma 8, Baringo 8, Murang’a 4, Embu 4, Homa Bay 3, Vihiga 3, Kitui 3, Lamu 3, Garissa 2, Nandi 2, Nyandarua Narok 1, Wajir 1 Makueni 1, and Isioio 1.

Currently there are 1,194 patients admitted in various health facilities countrywide with 7,984 on Home Based Isolation and Care. 77 patients are in Intensive Care Units (ICU), 31 of whom are on ventilatory support, and 45 on supplemental oxygen.

Another 67 patients are separately on supplementary oxygen out of whom 57 are in; general wards. 10 are in High Dependency Units (HDU).

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