COVID-19 UPDATE

30 patients in ICU as Kenya records 260 new virus cases

83 more patients have recovered from the disease.

In Summary

•The CAS said there are a total of 30 patients are in ICU, out of which 14 are on ventilatory support,  16 on supplementary oxygen, two on observation.

• Another eight patients are on supplementary oxygen in general wards.

Health CAS Mercy Mwangangi
Health CAS Mercy Mwangangi
Image: MOH Twitter

Kenya on Friday recorded 260 new cases of Covid-19 from a sample size of 5,873.

This brings the country's case load to 102,613, Health CAS Mercy Mwangangi has said.

The country's fatalities remain 1,794  as no death was reported.

The CAS said there are a total of 30 patients in ICU, out of which 14 are on ventilatory support, 16 on supplementary oxygen and  two on observation.

Another eight patients are on supplementary oxygen in general wards.

Meanwhile, 83 patients have recovered from the disease out of which  58 were from the Homebased care program while 25 were discharged from various health facilities.

The number of recoveries in the country now stand at  84,873.

From the new cases reported on Friday, 220 are Kenyans while 40 are foreigners.

In terms of gender, 141 are male while are 119 female with age ranging from one to 87 years. 

Distribution at county level is as follows, Nairobi 131, Baringo 50, Uasin Gishu 10, Machakos 9, Mombasa 8, Kericho 8, Kiambu 8, Kisumu 4, Bungoma 3, Homabay 3, Nakuru 3, Laikipia 3, Kajiado 3, Kwale 3, Kilifi 2, Nyeri 2, Turkana 2, Busia, Embu, Garissa, Kitui, Lamu. Meru and Trans Nzoia hve single cases.