490 recoveries recorded as 486 tests positive for Covid

256 patients are in the Intensive Care Unit.

In Summary

• A total of 1,660 patients are currently admitted in various hospitals countrywide, and 5,994 are on Home Based Isolation and Care.

• 18 patients succumbed to the disease in the last 24 hours, pushing the cumulative deaths from the virus in the country to 2,34 8.

Health CS Mutahi Kagwe during the daily Covid-19 briefing at Afya House on Saturday, March 28, 2020.
Health CS Mutahi Kagwe during the daily Covid-19 briefing at Afya House on Saturday, March 28, 2020.
Image: DOUGLAS OKIDDY

The Ministry of Health has announced that 486 more people have tested positive for coronavirus in the country in a span of 24 hours.

In a statement on Sunday, Health CS Mutahi Kagwe said that the new cases were picked from a sample size of 4,134.

This brings the total number of confirmed cases in the country to 145,670 and the cumulative tests are 1,561,838.

From the cases. 463 are Kenyans while 23 are foreigners. The youngest is a three-month-old infant and the oldest is 94.

The CS said that 490 people have tested negative for the virus, out of which 318 are from health facilities while 172 are from Home Based Isolation and Care.

The total recoveries are now 99,095.

At the same time, the CS said that 18 patients succumbed to the disease in the last 24 hours, two of them having occurred in a single day, 10 within the last one month, and six being the latest death reports having occurred on diverse dates.

This pushes the cumulative deaths from the virus in the country to 2,34 8.

A total of 1,660 patients are currently admitted in various hospitals countrywide, and 5,994 are on Home Based Isolation and Care.

Kagwe said that 256 patients are in the Intensive Care Unit, of whom 44 are on ventilatory support and 181 on supplemental oxygen. Thirty-one patients are on observation.

Another 257 patients are separately on supplementary oxygen, 236 of them in general wards and 21 in High Dependency Unit.

From the new cases, Nairobi has 264, Kiambu 35, Kitui 20, Nakuru 19, Nyamira 17, Kajiado 14, Kilifi 14, Machakos 13, Mandera 12,Mombasa 11, Nandi 10 and Uasin Gishu 10.

Kisumu 9, Nyeri 8, Homabay 5, Turkana 5, Kericho 3, Kisii 2, Laikipia 2, while Lamu, Migori, Muranaga and Tharaka Nithi recorded single cases each. 

Health CS Mutahi Kagwe during the daily Covid-19 briefing at Afya House on Saturday, March 28, 2020.
Health CS Mutahi Kagwe during the daily Covid-19 briefing at Afya House on Saturday, March 28, 2020.
Image: DOUGLAS OKIDDY