Kenya’s Covid-19 cases reach 97,127 after 219 new infections

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Health CS Mutahi Kagwe. Photo/courtesy

219 people have tested positive for Covid-19 in Kenya, from a sample size of 5,413 tested in the last 24 hours. The total cases have now risen to 97,127. In a statement, the Ministry of Health said 170 of the new cases are Kenyans while 4 are foreigners, with the cumulative tests now at 1,064,419. 

100 patients have recovered from the disease, 83 being from the home based care while 17 have been discharged from various hospitals. The total recoveries now stand at 79,357. However, 4 patients have succumbed to the disease, pushing the cumulative fatalities to 1,690.

In terms of admissions, there are 614 patients admitted in various health facilities countrywide and 2,940 on home based care. 29 patients are in Intensive Care Unit (ICU), 15 of whom are on ventilatory support and 11 on supplemental oxygen while 3 are on observation.

17 patients are separately on supplementary oxygen, 16 of whom are in the general wards and 1 in High Dependency Unit. The distribution of cases by Counties is as follows; Nairobi 141, Mombasa 26, Uasin Gishu 7, Kisumu 6, Machakos 5, Taita Taveta 5, Kiambu, Kwale & Nakuru 4 cases each, Elgeyo Markwet, Kajiado and Meru 3 cases each, Kilifi 2, Kirinyaga, Murang’a, Nandi, Nyandarua, Siaya and Turkana 1 case each.