Covid-19: 957 new virus cases take Kenya’s caseload to 72,686

Health worker collects a specimen swab during a Covid-19 testing process

Health CS Mutahi Kagwe has confirmed 957 new cases of Covid-19 picked from 5,559 samples tested in the last 24 hours. The infections take Kenya’s caseload to 72,686. The cumulative tests conducted so far stand at 804,894. 908 of the new cases are Kenyans while 49 are foreigners. 569 are males while 388 are females and the youngest in an two-month-old infant and the oldest is 94 years old.

In a statement, the CS said Kenya’s fatalities have risen to 1,313 after 11 more patients succumbed to the disease. 2,616 patients have recovered from the disease, 2,434 of these were from the Home Based care program while 182 were discharged from various health facilities. Kenya’s recoveries now stand at 49,878.

There are 1,191 patients currently admitted in various hospitals across the country. Another, 6,000 patients are in the Home Based care programme. A total of 58 patients are in ICU, out of which 27 are on ventilatory support.

89 patients are separately on supplementary oxygen, out of which 72 are in general wards and 17 in the HDU. At least 2,369 healthcare workers have contracted the virus since it’s index case in Kenya. Out of which, 1,186 are males and 1,183 are female workers.