Kenya’s COVID-19 cases rise to 102,867 as 75 new cases recorded


A Nairobi municipality worker sprays disinfectant in an effort to fight against the spread of ...
A Nairobi municipality worker sprays disinfectant in an effort to fight against the spread of the COVID-19 in the Kawangware neighborhood of Nairobi, Kenya, May 2, 2020.

The number of COVID-19 cases in Kenya has risen to 102,867 after 75 more people tested positive to the disease, out of a sample size of 3,025 tested in the last 24 hours.

The Ministry of Health, in a statement issued on Sunday, also announced that no new death had been recorded, this leaving the country’s death toll at 1,795.

At the same time 56 patients have recovered from the disease. 37 from the Home-Based Isolation and Care while 19 are from various health facilities. The total recoveries now stand at 85,008.

The 75 new cases are distributed across the country as follows: Nairobi 51, Kiambu 6, Busia 4, Uasin Gishu 2, Mombasa 2, Nyeri 2, Garissa 1, Noma Bay 1, Kirinyaga 1, Meru 1, Murang’a 1, Nakuru 1, Nyandarua 1 and Trans Nzoia 1.

According to the Ministry of Health, there are 347 patients currently admitted in various health facilities countrywide, while 1,275 patients are on Home Based Isolation and Care. 33 patients are in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), 14 of whom are on ventilatory support and 18 on supplemental oxygen.

“1 patient is on observation. Another 8 patients are separately on supplementary oxygen with all of them in the general wards,” said the Ministry.

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