Kenya records 65 new Covid-19 cases as 77 recover

In Summary

• This now brings the total number of cases to 99,227, with the cumulative tests in the country standing at 1,128,360.

• The country has witnessed 77 patients who have recovered from the disease, with 60 from the home based care program while 17 are from various health facilities.

Monica Wairimu of Embakasi East is tested for Covid-19 on May 22.
TESTING: Monica Wairimu of Embakasi East is tested for Covid-19 on May 22.
Image: FREDRICK OMONDI

Kenya on Monday recorded 65 new Covid-19 cases, from a sample of 2,681 tested in the last 24 hours, Health CS Mutahi Kagwe said in a statement.

This now brings the total number of cases to 99,227, with the cumulative tests in the country standing at 1,128,360.

Of these cases, 49 are Kenyans and 16 are foreign with 39 being males and 26 females.

In terms of the age, the youngest is a 12-year-old child while the oldest is 92.

The country has witnessed 77 patients who have recovered from the disease, with 60 from the home based care program while 17 are from various health facilities.

This now brings the total number of recoveries in the country to 82,427.

Sadly, Kenya has lost three more patients to the virus, raising the total number of fatalities to 1,734.

Currently, there are 697 patients admitted in various health facilities countrywide, while 1,680 are on home based isolation and care.

28 patients are in ICU, 13 of whom are on ventilatory support and 12 on supplemental oxygen. Three are under observation.

Another 11 patients are separately on supplementary oxygen with 10 of them in the general wards. One patient is in the High Dependency Unit.

Distribution of the cases according to counties is as follows; Nairobi leads with 53 cases, Kajiado three, Mombasa, Kitui and Uasin Gishu with two cases each, while Machakos, Kakamega and Murang'a have one case each.