PANDEMIC

Covid-19 deaths now surge past 2,000

121 patients are in ICU 32 of whom are on ventilatory support.

In Summary

• 114 patients have recovered from the virus, pushing the total recoveries to 89,622.

• A total of 889 patients are currently admitted to various health facilities across the country while 2,545 are patients are on Home Based Isolation and Care.

Health CS Mutahi Kagwe
Health CS Mutahi Kagwe
Image: MAGDALINE SAYA

Covid-19 deaths are now past 2,000 after 17 more people succumbed to the disease.

Health CS Mutahi Kagwe said that seven patients died in the last 48 hours while ten are late death reports from facility record audits that have occurred on diverse days.

In total, 2,011 patients have now died since the disease was reported in Kenya.

The government also reported 747 new cases in the last 24 hours from a sample size of 5,145.

The total number of positive cases in the country now stands at 120,910 while the cumulative tests are 1,414,864

In a statement on Sunday, Kagwe said that from the new cases, 710 are Kenyans while 37 are foreigners.

The CS said 396 are males while 351 are females and that the youngest is a seven-month-old infant and the oldest is 104.

The number of fatalities in the country related to the virus has hit 2,011 following seventeen more deaths recorded in the last 24 hours.

A total of 889 patients are currently admitted to various health facilities across the country while 2,545 are patients are on Home Based Isolation and Care.

The CS said that 114 patients have recovered from the virus, pushing the total recoveries to 89,622.

Also, 121 patients are in the Intensive Care Unit 32 of whom are on ventilatory support and 86supplimental oxygen. Three patients are on observation.

Another 59 patients are separately on supplementary oxygen with 41 of them being in general wards. Eighteen patients are in the High Dependency Unit.

From the new cases, Nairobi recorded 524, Nakuru 51, Kiambu 44, Kajiado 24, Kitui 19, Makueni 18, Machakos 15, Mombasa 14, and Garissa 12.

Meru 6, Busia 5, Nyandarua 5, Kilifi 3, Nyeri 3, Uasin Gishu 2 while Homabay and Muranga recorded single cases each.

In terms of vaccination against the virus, the CS said that the exercise remains intact and targets all persons leaving in Kenya including those serving in the diplomatic corps.

“I have noted with concern media reports to the effect that the vaccination deployment plan targeting frontline workers as is policy is being abused,” Kagwe said.