COVID UPDATES

Three deaths, 132 virus cases recorded in Kenya

360 patients are admitted in various hospitals countrywide.

In Summary

• Sixty-two more people have recovered from the virus, bringing the number of recoveries to 84,790.

• This brings the total number of confirmed cases in the country in its 332 days since the virus struck the nation to 102,353.

Health CS Mutahi Kagwe during the daily Covid-19 briefing at Afya House on May 21, 2020.
Health CS Mutahi Kagwe during the daily Covid-19 briefing at Afya House on May 21, 2020.
Image: MERCY MUMO

Health CS Mutahi Kagwe has said three more deaths related to coronavirus have been reported in the last 24 hours, bringing the total number of deaths to 1,794.

In a statement on Thursday, the CS said the new cases confirmed are 132, which were picked from a sample size of 4,220.

The cumulative test in the country now stands at 1,228,047.

This brings the total number of confirmed cases in the country in its 332 days since the virus struck the nation to 102,353.

From the new cases, 111 are Kenyans while 21 are foreigners and 70 are males while 62 are females.

Also, the youngest is 11-year-old and the oldest is 96.

Sixty-two more people have recovered from the virus, bringing the number of recoveries to 84,790.

There are 360 patients admitted in various hospitals countrywide, while 1,292 are on Home-Based Isolation and Care.

Thirty-one patients are currently admitted in ICU, out of which 13 are in ventilatory support and 16 on supplemental oxygen.

Also, two patients are on observation.

Another nine patients are separately on supplementary oxygen all of whom are in general the wards.

Another nine patients are separately on supplementary oxygen all of whom are in general the wards.

Nairobi recorded 96 cases, Kiambu 8, Taita Taveta 6, Kisumu 4, Nakuru 4, Meru 3, Kilifi 2, Mombasa 2, and Uasin Gishu 2.

Embu, Garissa, Machakos, Kajiado and Kericho had single cases.

Out of the 96 cases in Nairobi, Dagoretti North and Westlands has 13 cases each, Embakasi West and Lang’ata 8 cases each, Starehe 7, Kamukunji, Kibra and Mathare 6 cases each, Embakasi East 5, Embakasi south and Makadara 4 cases each, Dagpretti South, Embakasi Central, Embakasi North and ruaraka 3 cases each, and Kasarani and Roysambu has 2 cases each.