COVID-19 UPDATE

21 more deaths as Kenya registers 1,109 new virus cases

In Summary

• This brings the number of cases in the country to 60,704 since March.

• Kagwe said that there are 1,300 patients currently admitted in various hospitals across the country.

Health CS Mutahi Kagwe
Health CS Mutahi Kagwe
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Health CS Mutahi Kagwe on Friday confirmed that 1,109 new cases of the virus were reported from a sample size of 7,153.

This brings the number of cases in the country to 60,704 since March, while the cumulative tests stand at 730,363.

Another 21 deaths were also recorded, bringing the fatalities to 1,093.

 
 

Kagwe said that there are 1,300 patients currently admitted in various hospitals across the country.

Also, 5,439 patients are in the Home-Based Care program.

Sixty patients are in ICU, out of which 27 are in ventilatory support.

Also, 89 patients are separately on supplementary oxygen, out of which 75 are in general wards and 14 in HDU.

From the new cases, 1,073 are Kenyans while 36 are foreigners.

In terms of gender, 699 are males while 410 are females and the youngest in a one-year-old baby and the oldest is 91.

Nairobi leaders with 347 cases, Mombasa 198, Nakuru 73, Uasin Gishu 69, Meru 63, Kiambu 40, Kisumu 36, and Nyeri 29.

Kilifi 28, Kakamega 25, Trans Nzoia 23, Kajiado 20, Turkana 20, Machakos 17, Busia 15, Laikipia 14, Bungoma 12, Garissa 11, Kisii 11, Siaya 10, Kitui 7, Kwale 7, Nandi 6, Tharaka Nithi 6, Kericho 4, Muranga 4, Mandera 3, Baringo 3, and  Embu 2.

Bomet, Makueni, Isiolo, Kirinyaga, Taita Taveta and Nyamira had single cases each.