Kenya confirms 711 new Covid-19 cases, 576 recoveries

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Health CS Mutahi Kagwe

711 people have tested positive for the Coronavirus, from a sample size of 6,672 tested in the last 24 hours, bringing to 83,316 the number of confirmed positive cases in the country. The cumulative tests are now 885,933. In a statement on Sunday, the Health Ministry said 576 patients have recovered from the disease, 469 from the Home-Based Care Program, while 107 have been discharged from various hospitals. The total recoveries now stand at 54,975.

7 patients have succumbed to the disease bringing the fatalities to 1,452. There are 1,262 patients admitted in various health facilities countrywide, while 7,806 are on Home Based Isolation and Care. 68 patients are in Intensive Care Unit (ICU), 42 of whom are on ventilatory support, and 24 on supplemental oxygen.

The distribution of the cases by Counties is as follows; Nairobi 190, Mombasa 88, Nakuru 78, Nyandarua 35, Murang’a 34, Kitui 30, Machakos 28, Nyeri 27, Embu 25, Busia 21, Kiambu 17, Vihiga 16, Kisumu 13, Kilifi 11, Isiolo 11, Meru 10, Turkana 10, Kirinyaga 9, Bungoma 9, Laikipia 8, Kakamega 7, Kajiado 6, Kwale 5, Homa Bay 5, Makueni 4, Kisii 2, Uasin Gishu 2, Migori 2, Nandi 1, Samburu 1, Kericho 1, Tharaka Nithi 1, Baringo 1, Taita Taveta 1, Lamu 1 and Bomet 1.