Kenya records 221 new Coronavirus cases, 365 recoveries, 1 death

Health CAS Dr. Mercy Mwangangi

221 people have tested positive for the Coronavirus, from a sample size of 6,190 tested in the last 24 hours. Kenya’s total positive cases have now reached to 97,954, while the cumulative tests are now 1,081,863.  From the cases 201 are Kenyans while 20 are foreigners.

The Ministry of Health on Friday said 365 patients have recovered from the disease, 354 being from the Home-Based Care Program, while 11 have been discharged from various hospitals, taking the total recoveries to 80,671.

One patient has succumbed to the disease, taking the cumulative fatalities to 1,703. Currently, there are 627 patients admitted in various health facilities countrywide and 2,191 on Home Based Isolation and Care.  32 patients are in Intensive Care Unit (ICU), 19 of whom are on ventilatory support and 12 on supplemental oxygen. 1 is on observation. Another 10 patients are separately on supplementary oxygen and are in the general wards. No patient is in the High Dependency Unit.

The new cases are distributed as follows; Nairobi 81, Meru 35, Isiolo 22, Mombasa 16, Kisumu 10, Kitui 9, Nakuru 7, Busia 6, Kisii 6, Lamu 5, Machakos 5, Kajiado 4, Laikipia 3, Uasin Gishu 2, Kilifi 2, Kiambu 1, Nyandarua 1, Garissa 1, Trans Nzoia 1, Mandera 1, Bungoma 1, Vihiga and Murang’a 1.