COVID-19 UPDATE

Kenya records 25 more deaths, 1,470 new virus cases

791 patients have recovered, totaling number of recoveries to 44,872.

In Summary

• This brings the number of cases in the country to 68,193 since March, while the cumulative tests stand at 774,982.

• Kagwe in a statement said that there are 1,364 patients currently admitted in various hospitals across the country.

Health CS Mutahi Kagwe during the daily Covid-19 briefing at Afya House on May 21, 2020.
Health CS Mutahi Kagwe during the daily Covid-19 briefing at Afya House on May 21, 2020.
Image: MERCY MUMO

Kenya on Friday recorded 1,470 new cases of Covid-19 from a sample size of 8,072, Health CS Mutahi Kagwe has confirmed 

This is a positivity rate of 18.2 per cent.

This brings the number of cases in the country to 68,193 since March, while the cumulative tests stand at 774,982.

 
 

Sadly, 25 more patients have succumbed to the disease bringing the country's fatalities to 1,228.

 

Kagwe in a statement said that there are 1,364 patients currently admitted in various hospitals across the country.

Another, 5,726 patients are in the home-based care programme.

A total of 54 patients are in ICU, out of which 16 are on ventilatory support.

Also, 93 patients are separately on supplementary oxygen, out of which 73 are in general wards and 20 in the HDU.

From the new cases reported on Friday, 1,397 are Kenyans while 73 are foreigners.

 

In terms of gender, 986 are males while 484 are females and the youngest in an two-month-old infant and the oldest is 88.

 
 

Meanwhile, 791 patients have recovered from the disease out of which 695 were from the Homebased care program while 96 were discharged from various health facilities.

Kenya's recoveries now stand at 44,872.

From the new cases, Nairobi leads with 649 cases, Mombasa 183, Kilifi 124, Kiambu 77, Kericho 75, Kakamega 37, Kajiado 31, Busia 30, Uasin Gishu 24,  Machakos 24, Kisii 22,  Nakuru 19,  Bomet 17, Kisumu 17, Meru 15, Elgeyo Marakwet 15, Narok 13 and Kirinyaga 10.

Lamu 9, Mandera 9,  Tana River 8, Nyeri 7, Taita Taveta 7, Bungoma 7, Laikipia 5, Nandi 5, Murang’a 4, Trans Nzoia 4, Nyandarua 4,  Garissa 4, Vihiga 3, Kwale 2, Homabay 2, Makueni 2, Embu 2,  Nyamira, Tharaka Nithi, Kitui and Isiolo reported single cases each.