69 patients in ICU as 465 more people test positive for virus

23 are on ventilatory support, 36 on supplemental oxygen, 10 under observation.

In Summary

• Cumulative tests done so far stand at 1,333,690 since the first case was reported in March last year.

• According to Kagwe, Kenya has unfortunately lost two more patients bringing the total number of deaths to 1,876.

Nandi Governor Stephen Sang and Health executive Ruth Koech inspecting ICU beds at the Kapsabet County Referral Hspital
Nandi Governor Stephen Sang and Health executive Ruth Koech inspecting ICU beds at the Kapsabet County Referral Hspital
Image: MATHEWS NDANYI

Kenya on Sunday reported 465 new cases of Coronavirus bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 108,827.

The new cases are from a sample size of 5,691 that was tested in the last 24 hours.

A statement by Health CS Mutahi Kagwe said of the new cases 422 are Kenyans while 43 are foreigners with 279 being males and 186 being females.

The youngest is a one-year-old baby while the oldest is 91.

Cumulative tests done so far stand at 1,333,690 since the first case was reported in March last year.

According to Kagwe, Kenya has unfortunately lost two more patients bringing the total number of deaths to 1,876.

"Our sincere condolences to the families and friends of those who have lost their loved ones," Kagwe said.

He said on a positive note 20 patients have been discharged after full recovery.

Of the new recoveries, 17 are from various health facilities across the country while 3 from the Home Based Isolation and Care.

This brings the total number of recoveries to 87,570.

"A total of 488 patients are currently admitted in various health facilities while 1,394 are on Home Based Isolation and Care," Kagwe said.

He added, "69 patients are in the Intensive Care Unit-ICU, of whom 23 are on ventilatory support and 36 on supplemental oxygen while 10 are under observation".

Kagwe said although there is no patient in the HDU, another 16 patients are separately on supplementary oxygen all of whom are in the general wards.

Of the new cases, Nairobi coiunty leads with 31o cases followed by Kiambu with 54, Nakuru 28, Mombasa 11, Tharaka Nithi 11 and Kajiado 10 cases.

While Machakos County has 9 cases, Busia has 8, Kitui 7, Meru 3, Laikipia 3, Kilifi 3, Uasin Gishu 3, Kwale 1, Makueni 1, Marsabit 1, Murang'a 1 and Isiolo 1 case.