Kenya records 949 Covid-19 infections as cases reach 82,605

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The Ministry of Health has confirmed 949 new Covid-19 cases, taking Kenya’s total to 82,605. The new cases were picked from 8,311 samples tested in the last 24 hours, with cumulative tests conducted now at 879,261. Of the new cases 913 are Kenyans while 36 are foreigners, with 558 being males and 391 females. The youngest is a 2-months old child, while the oldest is 100 years old.

The total recoveries are now at 54,399 after 274 patients recovered from the disease in the past 24 hours, 224 from the home based care program, while 50 have been discharged from various hospitals. On the other hand, 4 patients have succumbed to the disease bringing the fatalities to 1,445.

The distribution of the cases by Counties is as follows; Nairobi 400, Kiambu 138, Mombasa 71, Kakamega 49, Kericho 33, Kisii 30, Nyamira 26, Machakos 24, Kisumu 18, Kilifi 15, Taita Taveta 15, Bungoma 15, Busia 14, Makueni 9, Siaya 9, Kajiado 9, Turkana 9, Laikipia 9, Embu 8, Murang’a 7, Nyeri 7, Tana River 6, Lamu 4, Meru 4, Nakuru 4, Vihiga 4, Bomet 2, Isiolo 2, Uasin Gishu 2, Kitui 1, Trans Nzoia 1, Nandi 1, Kirinyaga 1, Migori 1 and Homa Bay 1.

Further, the Health Ministry said there are 1,244 patients admitted in various health facilities countrywide, while 7,829 are on home based isolation and care. 78 patients are in Intensive Care Unit (ICU), 50 of whom are on ventilatory support, and 74 on supplemental oxygen. 105 patients are separately on supplementary oxygen out of whom 76 are in general wards and 25 in High Dependency Unit (HDU).