968 new cases as 14 succumb to Covid-19

In Summary

• 155 patients have recovered from the disease, with 110 from the home based care program and 45 have been discharged from various hospitals. 

• 14 patients have succumbed to the disease bringing the total number of fatalities to 1,380.

Health CS Mutahi Kagwe attends the virtual 73rd World Health Assembly from Afya House on May 18, 2020
VIRTUAL ASSEMBLY: Health CS Mutahi Kagwe attends the virtual 73rd World Health Assembly from Afya House on May 18, 2020
Image: MAGDALINE SAYA

Kenya on Sunday recorded 968 new positive Covid-19 cases, from a sample size of 6,610 tested in the last 24 hours.

This bring the total number of positive cases to 77,372.

The cumulative tests are now at 839,614.

 
 
 
 

From the cases, 888 are Kenyans and 80 are foreigners.

Gender wise, 584 are males while 384 are females. Age wise, the youngest is a two-month-old infant while the oldest is 91 years old.

In terms of recoveries, 155 patients have recovered from the disease, with 110 from the home based care program and 45 have been discharged from various hospitals. 

The total recoveries now stand at 51, 507.

On a sad note, 14 patients have succumbed to the disease bringing the total number of fatalities to 1,380.

Currently, there are 1,131 patients admitted in various health facilities countrywide, while 7,023 are on home based isolation and care.

63 patients are in ICU, 36 of whom are on ventilatory support and 26 on supplemental oxygen.

 
 
 

Another 76 patients are separately on supplementary oxygen out of whom 74 are in the general wards and two are in HDU.

Distribution of cases by counties is as follows; Nairobi 421, Mombasa 91, Kilifi 88, Busia 73, Kiambu 54, Kajiado 30, Nakuru 22, Uasin Gishu 21, Machakos 17, Murang'a 16, Nyeri 16, Bungoma 14, Kirinyaga 13, Makueni 11, Kisumu 11, Turkana 11, Tharaka Nithi 11, Meru 11.

Others are Marsabit with eight cases, Laikipia and Narok with four cases each, Kisii and Homabay with three cases each, Elgeyo Marakwet and Mandera also have three cases each, Nandi and Kwale have two cases each, while Kericho, Garissa, Wajir, Nyandarua and Trans Nzoia have one case each.