Kenya’s COVID-19 cases rise to 101,690 as 156 more people test positive


FILE PHOTO: A nurse uses a syringe to give an injection to a COVID-19 patient ...
FILE PHOTO: A nurse uses a syringe to give an injection to a COVID-19 patient inside a field hospital built on a soccer stadium in Machakos, as the number of confirmed coronavirus disease (COVID-19) cases continues to rise in Kenya, July 23, 2020. REUTERS/Baz Ratner/File Photo

The number of COVID-19 cases in Kenya has risen to 101,690 after 156 people tested positive to the disease, out of a sample size of 3,784 tested in the last 24 hours.

In a statement issued on Saturday, the Ministry of Health said that from the156 new cases, 130 are Kenyans while 26 are foreigners.

The 156 cases are distributed across the country as follows: Nairobi 91, Uasin Gishu 12, Mombasa 10, Kiambu 6, Busia 5, Machakos 4, Nakuru 4, Baringo 3,  Kajiado 3, Kilifi 3, Narok 3, Kisumu 2, Kwale 2, Makueni 1, Murang’a 1, Homa Bay 1, Kisii 1, Isiolo 1, Kitui 1, Nyeri 1 and Taita Taveta 1.

Fortunately, there was no reported death on Saturday,  this leaving the cumulative fatalities at 1,776.

Meanwhile, 34 patients have recovered from the disease out of  which 17 are from the various health facilities while 17 are from the Home-Based Isolation and Care. The total recoveries now stand at 84,302.

According to the Ministry of Health, there are  408 patients currently admitted in various health facilities countrywide, while 1,422 are on Home Based Isolation and Care. 36 patients are in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), 18 of whom are on ventilatory support and 18 on supplemental oxygen.

“Another 18 patients are separately on supplementary oxygen with 13 of them in the general wards and 5 in the High Dependency Unit,” said the Health Ministry.

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