Three more deaths as Kenya records 195 virus cases

27 patients are in ICU.

In Summary

•Kagwe said that there are 401 patients currently admitted in various hospitals across the country

•Another, 1,419 patients are on the home-based care programme.

Health CS Mutahi Kagwe at Afya House on May 27, 2020.
Health CS Mutahi Kagwe at Afya House on May 27, 2020.
Image: MAGDALINE SAYA

Kenya on Friday recorded 195 new cases of Covid-19, bringing the country's case load to 101,534, Health CS Mutahi Kagwe has said.

The CS in a statement confirmed that this was from a sample size of 5,859 recording a positivity rate of 3.3 per cent.

The cumulative tests stand at 1,206,161.

The country's fatalities have risen to 1,776 after another three patients succumbed to the disease.

Kagwe said that there are 401 patients currently admitted in various hospitals across the country. Another, 1,419 patients are on the home-based care programme.

A total of 27 patients are in ICU, out of which 16 are on ventilatory support.

Also, 17 patients are separately on supplementary oxygen, out of which 12 are in general wards and five in the HDU.

Meanwhile, 125 patients have recovered from the disease out of which 45 were from the Homebased care program while 80 were discharged from various health facilities.

Kenya's recoveries now stand at 84,268.

From the new cases reported on Friday, 174 are Kenyans while 21 are foreigners.

In terms of gender, 116 are males while 79 are females and the youngest in a one-month-old infant and the oldest is 90.

Nairobi leads with 140 new cases, Kiambu 8, Turkana 6, Machakos 6, Mombasa 5, Embu 5, Kisumu 5, Nakuru 3, Kajiado 3, Garissa 3, Nyeri 3, Laikipia 2, Kilifi 2, Makueni 1, Kisii 1, Siaya 1 and Trans Nzoia 1.