COVID-19 STATS

Kenya records 1,540 new virus cases, 18 deaths

110-year-old among the new cases reported in the last 24 hours.

In Summary

• The CAS in a press briefing confirmed that this was from a sample size of 9,348 representing a positivity rate of 16.5 per cent.

• The country's fatalities have risen to 2,066 after another 18 patients succumbed to the disease.

Health CAS Mercy Mwangangi at Afya House on August 19, 2020.
Health CAS Mercy Mwangangi at Afya House on August 19, 2020.
Image: MERCY MUMO

Kenya on Wednesday recorded 1,540 new cases of Covid-19, bringing the country's caseload to 124,707, Health CAS Mercy Mwangangi has said.

The CAS in a press briefing confirmed that this was from a sample size of 9,348 representing a positivity rate of 16.5 per cent.

The country's fatalities have risen to 2,066 after another 18 patients succumbed to the disease.

One fatality was reported in the last 24 hours while 17 are late deaths reports from audits of hospital records.

Mwangangi said that there are 1,073 patients currently admitted to various hospitals across the country.

Another, 3,315 patients are on the home-based care programme.

A total of 141 patients are in ICU, out of which 34 are on ventilatory support.

Also, 60 patients are separately on supplementary oxygen, out of which 43 are in general wards and 12 in the HDU.

Meanwhile, 184 patients have recovered from the disease out of which 95 were from the Homebased care program while 89 were discharged from various health facilities.

Kenya's recoveries now stand at 90,770.

From the new cases reported on Wednesday, 1,446 are Kenyans while 94 are foreigners.

In terms of gender, 829 are males while 711 are females with the youngest being a six-month-old child and the oldest aged 110 years.

Nairobi has 865 cases, Nakuru 139, Machakos 82, Kiambu 76, Kajiado 42, Uasin Gishu 36, Turkana 33, Mombasa 29, Kericho 20, Kisumu 20, Trans Nzoia 17, Kitui 17, Narok 14, Migori 13, Bomet 12, Bungoma 12, Kilifi 12, Nyeri 12, Garissa 12, Nandi 12, Kisii 8, Laikipia 7, Tharaka Nithi 7, Meru 7, Mandera 6, Nyandarua 6, Siaya 4, Kakamega 3, Elgeyo Marakwet 3, Busia 2, Makueni 2, Murang'a 2, Baringo 2, Tana River, West Pokot, Homa Bay Kirinyaga, Kwale and Lamu had single cases each.