COVID-19 UPDATE

Kenya loses 20 more to virus as 1,027 new cases recorded

264 patients in ICU.

In Summary

•The country's fatalities have risen to 2,463 after another 20 patients succumbed to the disease on diverse dates.

•Kagwe said that there are 1,653 patients currently admitted in various hospitals across the country. Another, 5,798 patients are on the home-based care programme.

CS Health Mutahi Kagwe during a press briefing at Afya House on Monday, 29 March.Image: WILFRED NYANGARESI
CS Health Mutahi Kagwe during a press briefing at Afya House on Monday, 29 March.Image: WILFRED NYANGARESI

Kenya on Saturday recorded 1,027 new cases of Covid-19, bringing the country's case load to 151,287, Health CS Mutahi Kagwe has said.

The CS in a statement confirmed that this was from a sample size of 7,184 recording a positivity rate of 14.3 per cent.

The cumulative tests stand at 1,599,668.

The country's fatalities have risen to 2,463 after another 20 patients succumbed to the disease on diverse dates.

Kagwe said that there are 1,653 patients currently admitted in various hospitals across the country. Another, 5,798 patients are on the home-based care programme.

A total of 264 patients are in ICU, out of which 55 are on ventilatory support.

Also, 239 patients are separately on supplementary oxygen, out of which 224 are in general wards and 15 in the HDU.

Meanwhile, 382 patients have recovered from the disease out of which 267 were from the Homebased care program while 115 were discharged from various health facilities.

Kenya's recoveries now stand at 101,362.

From the new cases reported on Saturday, 1,009 are Kenyans while 18 are foreigners.

In terms of gender, 600 are males while 427 are females and the youngest is a two-month-old child and the oldest is 110.