925 Covid-19 cases confirmed as Kenya’s caseload rises to 71,729

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Health CS Mutahi Kagwe

15 more patients have succumbed to the Coronavirus in Kenya over the last 24 hours, taking the fatalities to 1,302. The Health Ministry on Tuesday confirmed a further 925 new virus cases, from 5,559 tested samples, bringing to 71,729 the number of positive cases in the country, 893 of the new cases being Kenyans and 32 foreigners. The cumulative tests done are now 798,585.

1,018 patients have recovered from the disease, 850 from the Home-Based Care Program, while 168 have been discharged from various hospitals, with the total recoveries now at 47,262. On admisisons, a total of 1,237 patients are admitted in various health facilities countrywide, while 6,257 are on Home Based Isolation and Care. 62 patients are in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), 26 of whom are on ventilatory support, and 32 on supplemental oxygen. Another 92 patients are separately on supplemental oxygen out of whom 69 are in the general wards, while 23 are in the High Dependency Unit (HDU).

2,352 health care workers have tested positive for the virus so far across the country, 1,177 being males and 1,175 are females. 30 healthcare workers have succumbed to the virus since the first case was confirmed in March. The distribution of the cases by Counties is as follows; Nairobi 358, Kiambu 102, Mombasa 59, Nakuru 39, Nyeri 39, Machakos 32, Busia 32, Kisumu 29, Kilifi 28, Kajiado 25, Siaya 23, Meru 20, Laikipia 20, Kisii 15, Uasin Gishu 14, Bungoma 13, Baringo 12, Nyamira 10, Embu 9, Vihiga 9, Lamu 8, Tharaka Nithi 7, Makueni 5, Samburu 3, Kericho 2, Kakamega 2, Murang’a 2, Kwale 1, Kirinyaga 1, West Pokot 1, Garissa 1, Bomet 1, Migori 1, Trans Nzoia 1, and Turkana 1.