132 more people test positive for Covid as the number of fatalities rises

Health CS Mutahi Kagwe

Just a day after the Ministry of Health warned of a third wave of the pandemic, on Thursday the heath CS Mutahi Kagwe confirmed 132 new cases had been reported and currently 360 patients admitted in various hospitals while 1,292 are under home care based isolation and care. On top of this, 16 patients were on supplemental oxygen while thirty-one patients were in intensive care unit and two patients were under observation.

“There are 360 patients admitted in various health facilities in the country while 1,292 are on the home based isolation and care,” said the CS.

However, the CS went ahead to give some positive news where 62 patients had fully recovered from the virus hence the number of recoveries rising to 84,790, while the number of those who had been discharged from health facilities stood at 17, and those discharged from home based care programme were 45.

Unfortunately, 132 more patients from a sample of 4,220 in the last 24 hours tested positive for the virus bringing the total number of infections in the country to 102,353. A total of three patients succumbed to the disease hence a total of 1,794 fatalities.

 “Unfortunately, three patients have succumbed to the disease, pushing the cumulative fatalities to 1,794. Our sincere condolences to the family and friends of those who have lost their loved ones,”said Mutahi Kagwe.

Based on counties, Nairobi continues to take the lead with 96 new cases, with Kiambu coming second at eight cases, Taita Tavet six cases, Nakuru and Kisumu with four cases each and lastly Meru with three cases respectively.