19 more deaths as 1,048 new virus cases recorded

In Summary

•A total of 1,048 people have been confirmed Covid-19 positive from a sample size of 8,660, bringing the total number of positive cases in the country to 75,193 and the cumulative tests now stands at 873,700.

• From the cases, 1,018 are Kenyans and 30 are foreigners.

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

Kenya on Friday recorded more than 1,000 Covid-19 cases from samples tested in the last 24 hours.

A total of 1,048 people have been confirmed Covid-19 positive from a sample size of 8,660, bringing the total number of positive cases in the country to 75,193 and the cumulative tests now stands at 873,700.

From the cases, 1,018 are Kenyans and 30 are foreigners.

 
 

Gender wise, 594 are males and 454 are females. The youngest is a year-old baby, while the oldest is 90 years old.

Meanwhile, another 326 patients have recovered from the disease, 219 from the home-based care programme while 107 have been discharged from various hospitals. The total recoveries now stand at 50,984.

However, another 19 patients have succumbed to the disease bringing the fatality to 1,349.

There are 1,114 patients admitted in various health facilities countrywide, while 6,332 are on home based isolation and care.

52 patients are in the ICU, 28 of whom are on ventilatory support and 24 are on supplemental oxygen.

Another 71 patients are separately on supplementary oxygen out of whom 70 are in the general wards, while one is in the High Dependency Unit (HDU).

Distribution of the  cases  by counties is as follows; Nairobi 408, Kericho 84, Mombasa 80, Kiambu 71, Busia 52, Migori 36, Uasin Gishu 35, Kisumu and Machakos with 25 cases each, Kajiado 23, Siaya 18, Bungoma 15, Nakuru 13, Kakamega 14 and Taita Taveta 12.

Others are Bomet, Makueni and Nyeri with 11 cases each, Kilifi and Laikipia have  10 each, Baringo, Nandi and Kwale with nine cases each, Meru eight, Vihiga six, Murang’a five, West Pokot five, Mandera five, Kitui five.

Kirinyaga has four cases, Trans Nzoia and Embu with three cases each, Elgeyo Marakwet, Narok 2, Tharaka Nithi, Garissa and Tana River with two cases each, while Homabay, Turkana and Nyamira have one case each.