21 deaths reported as 1,030 tests positive for Covid

422 people have recovered from the virus, total recoveries now stand at 98,605.

In Summary

• This brings the total number of positive cases in the country to 145, 184 and the cumulative tests are 1,557,704.

• From the new cases, 995 are Kenyans while 35 are foreigners and 532 are males while 498 are females.

Health CS Mutahi Kagwe
Health CS Mutahi Kagwe
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The Ministry of Health has reported another 1,030 new cases of coronavirus in the last 24 hours.

In a statement on Saturday, Health CS Mutahi Kagwe said that the new cases were picked from a sample size of 8,136, positivity rate is at 12. 4 per cent.

From the new cases, 995 are Kenyans while 35 are foreigners and 532 are males while 498 are females.

A ten-month-old infant is the youngest in today’s cases while the oldest is 99.

This brings the total number of positive cases in the country to 145, 184 and the cumulative tests are 1,557,704.

The CS said that 21 deaths were reported in the last 24 hours, out of which five were reported in the last one month and 16 being the late deaths that occurred on diverse dates.

The total fatalities in the country from Covid related disease are 2,330.

Also, 422 people have recovered from the virus, 105 being discharged from various health facilities while 317 are from Home Based and Isolation Care. Total recoveries now stand at 98,605.

A total of 1,616 patients are currently admitted to various hospitals countrywide, while 4,243 patients are on Home Based Isolation and Care.

The CS said that 247 patients are in the Intensive Care Unit, 46 of whom are on ventilatory support and 170 are on supplemental oxygen. Thirty-one patients are on observation.

Another 259 patients are separately on supplementary oxygen with 246 of them in general wards and 13 in the High Dependency Unit.

Nairobi leads in today’s case with 401 cases, Nakuru 68, Kiambu 64, Kakamega 52, Machakos 51, Mombasa 51, Uasin Gishu 44, Nyeri 35, Kitui 26, Kajiado 24, and Kilifi 24.

Busia 19, Siaya 19, Nandi 17, Trans Nzoia 17, Kisumu 16, Nyandarua 15, Kirinyaga 11, Laikipia 9, Kericho 8, Bungoma 7, Mandera 7, Turkana 7, Marsabit 6, Vihiga 5, Homabay 4, Muranga 4, Taita Taveta 3, Tharaka Nithi 3, Baringo 2, Meru 2, Embu 2, Narok 2 while Kisii, Kwale, Migori and Samburu had single cases each.