COVID STATS

Three deaths as Kenya records 83 new virus cases

29 more patients have recovered from the disease.

In Summary

• The country's fatalities have risen to 1,766.

•Kagwe said that there are 464 patients currently admitted in various hospitals across the country. Another, 1,407 patients are on the home-based care programme.

Health CS Mutahi Kagwe
Health CS Mutahi Kagwe
Image: MAGDALINE SAYA

Kenya on Monday recorded 83 new cases of Covid-19, bringing the country's case load to 100,856, Health CS Mutahi Kagwe has said.

The CS in a statement confirmed that this was from a sample size of 1,732 recording a positivity rate of 4.7 per cent.

The cumulative tests stand at 1,188,683.

The country's fatalities have risen to 1,766 after another three  patients succumbed to the disease.

Kagwe said that there are 464 patients currently admitted in various hospitals across the country. Another, 1,407 patients are on the home-based care programme.

A total of 23 patients are in ICU, out of which 12 are on ventilatory support.

Also, 16 patients are separately on supplementary oxygen, out of which 13 are in general wards and three in the HDU.

Meanwhile, 29 patients have recovered from the disease out of which 16 were from the Homebased care program while 13 were discharged from various health facilities.

Kenya's recoveries now stand at 83,936.

From the new cases reported on Monday, 61 are Kenyans while 22 are foreigners.

In terms of gender, 46 are males while 37 are females and the youngest in a six-year-old child and the oldest is 88.

Nairobi leads with 61 cases, Uasin Gishu 6, Busia 4, Mombasa 4, Kiambu 2, Kilifi 2, Elgeyo Marakwet 1, Kericho 1, Machakos 1 and Migori 1.