COVID-19 UPDATE

Kenya records 392 new Covid-19 cases, 8 deaths

118 patients admitted in ICU.

In Summary

•Kagwe said there are 1,040 patients currently admitted in various hospitals across the country. Another, 4,813 patients are on the home-based care programme.

•A total of 118 patients are in ICU, out of which 23 are on ventilatory support.

Health CS Mutahi Kagwe at Afya House on May 27, 2020.
Health CS Mutahi Kagwe at Afya House on May 27, 2020.
Image: MAGDALINE SAYA

Kenya on Friday recorded 392 new cases of Covid-19, bringing the country's case load to 165,112, Health CS Mutahi Kagwe has said.

The CS in a statement confirmed that this was from a sample size of 3,668 recording a positivity rate of 10.7 per cent.

The cumulative tests stand at 1,737,168.

The country's fatalities have risen to 2,976 after another eight patients succumbed to the disease.

Kagwe said that there are 1,040 patients currently admitted in various hospitals across the country. Another, 4,813 patients are on the home-based care programme.

A total of 118 patients are in ICU, out of which 23 are on ventilatory support.

Also, 88 patients are separately on supplementary oxygen, out of which 83 are in general wards and five in the HDU.

Meanwhile, 184 patients have recovered from the disease out of which 152 were from the Homebased care program while 32 were discharged from various health facilities.

Kenya's recoveries now stand at 113,432.

The new cases are dstributed in Nairobi 70, Kericho 58, Kisumu 53, Mombasa 37, Siaya 17, Kisii 13, Nyeri and Nakuru 12 cases each, Nyamira, Migori and Baringo 11 cases each, Bungoma 10, Makueni 9, Kiambu 8, Uasin Gishu 7, Bomet, Meru, Murang’a and Kakamega 6 cases each, Kajiado and Machakos 4 cases each, Embu, Homa Bay, Kilifi, West Pokot, Kitui, Mandera, Nandi and Nyandarua 2 cases each, Taita Taveta, Kwale, Tharaka Nithi, Garissa and Isiolo 1 case each.

The CS said 933,436 people have so far been vaccinated countrywide.

Of these 284,411 are aged 58 years and above, Health workers 162,396, Teachers 146,538, Security Officers 79,906 and Others 261,185.