Ministry of Health reports new Covid-19 cases

Health CAS Dr. Mercy Mwangangi

As the fight against Covid-19 continues and Kenyans being urged to adhere to the recommended regulations by the Ministry of Health, new cases are still streaming in day in day out. Yesterday, 26th February the Ministry of Health announced 410 new positive cases of the virus from a sample size of 7,180.

Currently, the country has recorded 105,467 cases so far with the accumulative tests that have been conducted standing at 1,289,979. From the reported cases, 368 are Kenyans while 42 are foreigners, among which 276 are males while 134 are females with the youngest case being a one-year-old baby and the oldest 83 years old respectively.

Nairobi County reported the highest number of cases which are 254, Mombasa 27, Migori 24, Kiambu 22, Nakuru 15, Turkana 13, Machakos 8, Kericho 6, Uasin Gishu 6, Kajiado 5, Taita Taveta 5, Kilifi 4, Meru 4, Nyeri 4, Busia 2, Kakamega 2, Kisumu 2, Kwale 2, Makueni 1, Kirinyaga 1, Kitui 1, Wajir 1 and lastly Bungoma 1 case.

24 patients recovered from the disease in which 13 are from various health facilities while 11 are from Home Based and Isolation care. The total number of recoveries since the pandemic started now standing at 86,521. The Ministry though reported 6 fatalities with the total number of those who have succumbed to the disease being 1,853.

Based on the Ministry’s report, 342 patients are currently admitted in various health facilities countrywide while 1,420 patients are on Home Based Isolation. 61 patients are in ICU, with 25 on ventilatory support and 27 on supplemental oxygen. 9 patients are on observation.