Kenya virus cases near 100k mark as 85 more test positive

27 patients in the ICU of whom 15 on ventilatory support, 11 supplementary oxygen.

In Summary

• A statement by the health CS Mutahi Kagwe said Kenya's cumulative cases stand at 1,156,106.

• From the new cases 69 are Kenyans while 16 are foreigners with 46 being females and 39 males.

Mathare's Danson Kago ready to take his Covid-19 test
Mathare's Danson Kago ready to take his Covid-19 test
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On Sunday Kenya reported 99,983 confirmed cases of Coronavirus.

This is after 85 more people tested positive for the virus from a sample size of 2,985 tested in the last 24 hours.

A statement by the health CS Mutahi Kagwe said Kenya's cumulative cases stand at 1,156,106.

From the new cases, 69 are Kenyans while 16 are foreigners with 46 being females and 39 males.

The Youngest is a one-year-old baby while the oldest is 88.

According to Kagwe, Nairobi county leads with 70 cases, followed by Kiambu, Makueni, Mombasa, Nyeri and Nakuru counties each with two cases.

Laikipia, Machakos, Narok, Nyandarua and Trans Nzoia counties each have one case.

"Sadly, 4 patients have succumbed to the disease pushing cumulative fatalities to 1,744. Our sincere condolences to the families and friends of those who have lost their loved ones," read part of the statement.

Some 33 patients have recovered from the disease bringing the total number of recoveries to 82,969.

Of the new recoveries, 25 are from the Home-Based Isolation and Care while 8 patients were discharged from various health facilities.

"Currently there are 545 patients admitted in various health facilities countrywide while 1,568 are on the Home-based isolation and care," the statement read.

Kagwe said 27 patients are in the ICU of whom 15 are on ventilatory support and 11 on supplementary oxygen and one patient under observation.

Another 14 patients are separately on supplementary oxygen with 10 of them in general wards and 4 in the HDU.