WEDNESDAY UPDATE

Over 2,600 patients recover as 11 die of Covid-19

Nairobi recorded 368 new cases followed by Nyeri with 53

In Summary

• Active cases as of Wednesday were 21,495.

• The death toll is 1,313 after 11 more patients died.

Health CS Mutahi Kagwe
Health CS Mutahi Kagwe
Image: MAGDALINE SAYA

Some 2,616 patients recovered from Covid-19 on Wednesday.

Out of these, 2,434 were from the home-based care programme while 182 were discharged from various hospitals.

“The total recoveries now stand at 49,878,” Health CS Mutahi Kagwe said.

 

Active cases as of Wednesday were 21,495. The death toll is 1,313 after 11 more patients succumbed.

In a statement, Kagwe said that 957 more people tested positive for the virus. The caseload since March 13 is 72,686.

The new cases were from a sample size of 5,559. The positivity rate was 17.2 per cent.

Forty-nine of the new cases were foreigners. The data had 569 men and 388 women aged between two months and 94 years.

The ministry reported that 2,369 health workers have tested positive for the virus. Of these 1,186 are men and 1,183 are women. Thirty health workers had been killed by Covid-19.

“Currently, 1,191 patients are admitted in various health facilities countrywide, while 6,000 are on home based isolation and care. Fifty-eight patients are in the intensive care unit, 27 of whom are on ventilator support and 26 on supplemental oxygen,” Kagwe said.

“Another 98 patients are separately on supplementary oxygen out of whom 72 are in the general wards, while 17 are in high dependency unit.”

 

Per county, Nairobi recorded 368 new cases followed by Nyeri 53, Kitui 41, Kiambu 40, Kisumu 37, Nyandarua 35, Mombasa and Uasin Gishu 34 each and Kakamega 33 cases.

Homa Bay had 31 new cases, Nakuru 28, Machakos, Kericho and Makueni 21 cases each, Kirinyaga 19, Kajiado, Siaya and Embu 18 cases each, Isiolo 15, Narok 13, Nandi 10, Laikipia nine, Kilifi and Marsabit seven cases each.

Garissa had five cases, Elgeyo Marakwet, Trans Nzoia and Taita Taveta four cases each, West Pokot three and Kwale two.  Migori, Busia, Samburu and Turkana recorded one case each.