155 RECOVER

63 in intensive care units as 968 more test positive for Covid

All new cases were Kenyans except 80

In Summary

• Currently, 1,131 patients are in health facilities countrywide, while 7,023 are in home-based isolation and care.

• The new cases were from a sample size of 6,610, representing a positivity rate of 14.64 per cent.

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

The number of Kenyans who have died of Covid-19 reached 1,380 on Sunday after 14 more deaths were recorded by the Health ministry.

Health CS Mutahi Kagwe, in a statement, said 968 more people had tested positive for the virus, raising the caseload in the country to 77,372.

The new cases were from a sample size of 6,610, representing a positivity rate of 14.64 per cent.

All the new cases were Kenyans except 80. They comprised 584 males and 384 females aged between two months and 91 years old.

“Currently, 1,131 patients are in various health facilities countrywide, while 7,023 are in home-based isolation and care. Sixty three patients are in intensive care units, 36 of whom are on ventilator support and 26 on supplemental oxygen,” Kagwe said.

“Another 76 patients are separately on supplementary oxygen, out of whom 74 are in the general wards, while two are in high dependency units.”

In terms of distribution of cases per county, Nairobi recorded 421 new cases, with Westlands, Lang’ata and Dagoretti North recording 55, 45 and 44 cases respectively.

Mombasa came second after registering 91 cases, followed by Kilifi with 88, Busia with 73, Kiambu with 54, Kajiado with 30, Nakuru with 21 and Uasin Gishu with 21 cases.

Machakos recorded 17 new cases, Murang’a and Nyeri had 16 cases each, Bungoma 14, Kirinyaga 13, Makueni, Turkana, Tharaka Nithi and Meru each recorded 11 new cases, Marsabit eight, Laikipia and Narok four cases each.

Other counties that had new cases include Kisii, Homa Bay, Elgeyo Marakwet and Mandera with three cases each; Nandi and Kwale with two cases each; while Kericho, Garissa, Wajir, Nyandarua and Trans Nzoia had one each.

“Today (Sunday), 155 patients have recovered from the disease, 110 from the home-based care programme, while 45 have been discharged from various hospitals. The total recoveries now stand at 51,507,” Kagwe said.