Covid-19: 106 new cases take Kenya’s caseload to 96,908

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Health CAS Rashid Aman and Health DG Dr. Patrick Amoth during a press briefing. Photo/Courtesy

Kenya’s Ministry of Health has announced that 106 people have tested positive for Covid-19, from a sample size of 3,315 tested in the last 24 hours, bringing to 96,908 the number of confirmed positive cases in the country.

This takes the cumulative tests conducted to 1,059,006. Of the cases 97 are Kenyans while 9 are foreigners. 77 are males and 29 are females, with the youngest being a 9-year-old child and the oldest 70-years-old.

184 patients have recovered from the disease, 131 from the home based care program and 53 have been discharged from various hospitals, taking the total recoveries to 79,257. 1 patient has succumbed to the disease, pushing the cumulative fatalities to 1,686.

There are 617 patients admitted in various health facilities countrywide and 2,964 on home based care. 28 patients are in Intensive Care Unit (ICU), 13 of whom are on ventilatory support and 12 on supplemental oxygen and 3 are on observation.

19 other patients are separately on supplementary oxygen, and are all in the general wards. The distribution of the cases by Counties is as follows; Nairobi 87, Uasin Gishu 5, Kiambu 3, Busia 2, Kajiado 2, Mombasa 2, Machakos 1, Makueni 1, Kericho 1, Meru 1 and Kilifi 1.