Health Ministry confirms 810 new Covid-19 cases

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Health CS Mutahi Kagwe

810 people have tested positive for the Coronavirus, from a sample size of 7,387 tested in the last 24 hours, taking Kenya’s caseload to 79,322. The cumulative tests conducted are now 855,403. Of the new cases 792 are Kenyans while 18 are foreigners. In a statement on Wednesday, the Ministry of Health confirmed that 265 patients have recovered from the disease, 210 from the Home Based Care Program, while 55 have been discharged from various hospitals, taking the total recoveries to 52,974.

However, 8 patients have succumbed to the disease bringing the total fatalities to 1,417. The distribution of the cases by Counties is as follows; Nairobi 252, Mombasa 77, Nakuru 38, Uasin Gishu 36, Siaya 34, Nyandarua 31, Kericho 30, Busia 30, Nyamira 29, Kisumu 22, Kakamega 22, Machakos 21, Murang’a 19, Kiambu 19, Kwale 19, Kajiado 15, Bungoma 15, Kisii 15, Turkana 13, Migori 13, Homa Bay 12, Nandi 9, Kilifi 9, Bomet 6, West Pokot 5, Samburu 4, Vihiga 3, Tana River 3, Makueni 3, Nyeri 2, Lamu 2, Narok 1 and Embu 1.

In terms of admissions, there are 1,198 patients admitted in various health facilities countrywide, while 7,169 are on Home Based Care. 49 patients are in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), 31 of whom are on ventilatory support, and 14 on supplemental oxygen. 106 patients are separately on supplementary oxygen out of whom 91 are in the general wards and 15 are in the High Dependency Unit (HDU).