COVID UPDATES

20 deaths as Kenya records 241 new Covid cases

250 patients are in the Intensive Care Unit.

In Summary

• The total cases confirmed in the country are 151,894 while the cumulative tests conducted are 1,605,847.

• A total of 1,651 patients are currently admitted in various hospitals, while 6,161 patients are on Home Based Isolation and Care.

Health CS Mutahi Kagwe
Health CS Mutahi Kagwe
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The Ministry of Health has confirmed that 241 new cases of coronavirus in the last 24 hours from a sample size of 2,515 samples collected.

Health CS Mutahi Kagwe said in the statement on Monday that the positivity rate is at 9.6 per cent.

From the new cases, 228 are Kenyans while 13 are foreigners.

Kagwe said that 135 patients are males while 106 are females. The youngest is a seven-year-old child while the oldest is 90.

The total cases confirmed in the country are 151,894 while the cumulative tests conducted are 1,605,847.

Kagwe said that the country recorded 636 recoveries in the last 24 hours, 487 from Home Based Isolation Care while 149 are from various health facilities in the country.

Total recoveries now stand at 102,278, out of which 74292 are Home Based Care and Isolation while 27,986 are from various facilities.

Another 20 deaths related to the virus have been reported, one having occurred in the last twenty-four hours, 11 on diverse dates within the last one month while eight deaths are the latest cases reported after conducting the facility record audits.

This pushes the cumulative fatalities to 2,501.

The CS said that a total of 1,651 patients are currently admitted in various hospitals, while 6,161 patients are on Home Based Isolation and Care.

Also, 250 patients are in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), 57 of whom are on ventilatory support and 150 are on supplemental oxygen. 43 patients are on observation.

Another 201 patients are separately on supplementary oxygen with 190 of them in general wards while 11 patients are in the High Dependency Unit (HDU).

Nairobi recorded 153 cases, Meru 18, Uasin Gishu 14, and Machakos 10 cases.

Kiambu 9, Nakuru 9, Mombasa 8, Nandi 6, Kitui 3, Bungoma 2, Nyandarua 2, Kajiado 2, while Kilifi, Muranga, Nyeri, West Pokot, and Kakamega recorded single cases each.