Kenya records highest daily Covid-19 recoveries, 1,253 new cases

Health CAS Rashid Aman

Kenya has recorded 1,253 new cases of the Coronavirus as total cases rise to 86,383. The cumulative tests conducted have now reached 911,596 after 10,170 samples were tested within the last 24 hours. Speaking to the press at the KMTC Nairobi, Health CAS Rashid Aman said all except 26 of the new cases are foreigners, with 747 being males and 506 females. The youngest is a 1-year-old child while the oldest is 98 years old.

16 more patients have succumbed to the virus taking the total fatalities to 1,500, “Our sincere condolences go to the families and friends of those who lost their loved ones,” he said. However, Kenya has recorded the highest number of recoveries within a day since the first case was reported in March, after 11,324 patients recovered and were discharged. Of these, 11,177 are from the home based care program and 147 have been discharged from different hospitals. “I want to take this opportunity to thank our healthcare workers for their dedication to duty which has enabled us to achieve this great result,” said Aman.

The distribution of cases in the Counties is as follows; Nairobi 326, Mombasa 143, Kilifi 105, Kiambu 86, Muranga 67, Meru 45, Kirinyaga 43, Makueni 36, Migori 35, Embu 34, Laikipia 32, Nakuru 26, Machakos 25, Kitui 24, Taita Taveta 20, Bungoma 19, Siaya 18, Lamu 17, Nyeri 17, Uasin Gishu 14, Kajiado 13, Garissa 13, Nandi 12, Kisumu 12, Tharaka Nithi 11, Bomet 11, Homa Bay 10, Busia 7, Kakamega 6, Kwale 6, Samburu 6, Nyandarua 5, Kericho 4, Isiolo 3, Turkana 2.

In terms of admissions, 1,200 patients are admitted in various health facilities while 7,755 are on the home based care program. 73 of those in the facilities are in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), 31 of whom are on ventilatory support and 41 supplemental oxygen. Another 77 patients are on supplementary oxygen, out of whom 61 are in general wards and 16 in the High Dependency Unit (HDU)