1,080 new Covid-19 cases take Kenya’s case load to 69,273, as 21 succumb to the virus

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Health CS Mutahi Kagwe. Photo/MoH

Health CS Mutahi Kagwe has announced 1,080 people have tested positive for the coronavirus from a sample size of 8,322 over the last 24 hours. This brings the total number of cases in Kenya to 69,273. Of the new cases 1,066 are Kenyans and 14 foreigners, with 687 males and 393 females. The youngest is an 11-month old child and the oldest is 100 years.

In a statement, CS Kagwe said 21 patients have succumbed to the virus, taking the fatalities to 1,249. He said 542 patients recovered from the disease, 262 from the Home-Based Care Program while 280 were discharged from various hospitals, taking total recoveries to 45,414.

1,185 patients are admitted in various health facilities countrywide, while 5,794 are on Home Based Isolation and Care. 58 patients are in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), 23 of whom are on ventilatory support, and 30 on supplemental oxygen. 90 patients are separately on supplementary oxygen out of whom 75 are in the general wards, while 15 are in the High Dependency Unit (HDU)

Distribution of cases by Counties is as follows: Nairobi 216, Mombasa 163, Nakuru 103, Kilifi 64, Baringo 60, Machakos 57, Kisumu 56, Bungoma 41, Uasin Gishu 41, Kiambu 30, Turkana 30, Migori 28, Busia 23, Kajiado 21, Kakamega 20, Kisii 18, Kericho 16, Nyamira 16, Nandi 15, Nyeri 12, Tharaka Nithi 12, Meru 8, Trans Nzoia 8, Siaya 5, Samburu 4, Narok 3, Kirinyaga 1, Taita Taveta 1, Laikipia 1, Murang’a 1, Nyandarua 1, Vihiga Kwale 1, Wajir 1, Elgeyo Marakwet 1 and Bomet 1.