1,274 more Covid-19 cases confirmed with 120 recoveries

845 patients are currently admitted in various health facilities in the country.

In Summary

• Five deaths have been reported in the last 48 hours and another seven from the ongoing audit of country records, which occurred on diverse dates.

• The new cases total the number of positive cases reported so far in the country to 120, 163 and the cumulative tests are 1,409,720.

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

The Ministry of Health has announced that 1,274 people have tested positive for coronavirus from 7,240 samples picked in the last 24 hours.

In a statement issued by the Health CS Mutahi Kagwe on Saturday, the new cases total the number of positive cases reported so far in the country to 120, 163 and the cumulative tests are 1,409,720.

From the new cases, 1,205 are Kenyans while 69 are foreigners. 674 are males and 600 are females.

The youngest is a two-month-old infant and the oldest is 97.

The CS said that 120 people have recovered from the virus, from which 75 are from various health facilities while 45 are from Home Based Isolation and Care. Total recoveries stand at 89,508.

Also, five deaths have been reported in the last 48 hours and another seven from an ongoing audit of country records, which occurred on diverse dates.

The country’s cumulative fatalities are 1,994.

Kagwe said that 845 patients are currently admitted to various health facilities while 2, 405 patients are on Home Based Isolation and Care.

Also, 123 patients are in the Intensive Care Unit, 33 of whom are on ventilatory support and 87 on supplemental oxygen. Three patients are on observation.

Another 59 patients are separately on supplementary oxygen with 41 of them in general wards and 18 in the High Dependency unit.

From the new cases, Nairobi recorded 6 40, Nakuru 93, Kiambu 81, Uasin Gishu 66, Mombasa 57, Machakos 51, Turkana 42, Nyandarua 31, Kilifi 24, and Kisumu 24.

Kisii has 16 cases, Kajiado 15, Kitui 13, Laikipia 12, Muranga 11, Meru 10, Bungoma 9, Kakamega 9, Trans Nzoia 9, Siaya 8, Nyamira 8, Narok 7, Busia 6, Garissa 6, Nandi 6, Embu 5, Nyeri 3, Taita Taveta 3, Tharaka Nithi 3, Elgeyo Marakwet 2, while Vihiga, Homa Bay, isiolo and Makueni recorded single cases each.