Health CS Mutahi Kagwe has confirmed 761 new Covid-19 cases, bringing the country’s total load to 52,612. Speaking during the Covid-19 briefing on Thursday, CS Kagwe said the new cases were picked from 4,830 samples in the last 24 hours.
14 patients have succumbed to the disease, bringing the country’s fatalities to 964. The recoveries have risen to 35,604 after 346 more patients recovered and were discharged. 223 were discharged from the home based care program and 123 from hospitals.
In terms of admissions, the CS said that a total of 1,084 people are currently admitted in various hospitals with 35 in the intensive Care Unit. 14 are on supplementary oxygen, 18 patients are on ventilatory support and 24 in the High Dependency Unit.
The new cases are distributed as follows in the Counties; Nairobi 395, Uasin Gishu 103, Mombasa 55, Kiambu 44, Kilifi 30, Busia 21, Migori 14, Nakuru 12, Trans Nzoia 12, Machakos 12, Embu 11, Kajiado 11, Kirinyaga 8, Homabay 6, Kwale 5, Nyandarua 3, Nyeri 3, Vihiga 3, West Pokot 2, Meru 2, Tharaka Nithi 2 while Kakamega, Wajir, Siaya, Murang’a, Nandi, Taita Taveta and Nandi have 1 case each.