COVID UPDATES

Kenya confirms 112 more positive cases of the virus

816 people have recovered from the virus.

In Summary

• This brings the total number of Covid-19 cases in the country to 96,251.

• Two more people have also succumbed to the virus, bringing the cumulative fatalities to 1,667.

Health CS Mutahi Kagwe during the daily Covid-19 briefing.
Health CS Mutahi Kagwe during the daily Covid-19 briefing.
Image: MERCY MUMO

The Ministry of Health has confirmed 112 more cases of coronavirus in the country in the last 24 hours.

Health CS Mutahi Kagwe said in a statement on Wednesday that the new cases were picked from a sample size of 3,327.

This brings the total number of Covid-19 cases in the country to 96,251.

Ninety-eight people are Kenyans while 14 are foreigners and 69 are males while 43 are females.

The youngest is a three-year-old child while the oldest is 84.

The CS has also said that 816 people have recovered from the virus, bringing the number of recoveries to 78,475.

From the recoveries, 798 are from the Home-Based Care program while 18 have been discharged from various hospitals.

Two more people have also succumbed to the virus, bringing the cumulative fatalities to 1,667.

Kagwe said that 667 patients are currently admitted in various hospitals in the country while 3,214 are at the Home-Based Isolation and Care.

Thirty patients are in the Intensive Care Unit, out of whom 16 are on ventilatory live support and 12 on supplemental oxygen, and two on observation.

Further, 23 more patients are separately on supplementary oxygen out of whom 21 are in the general wards and two in the High Dependency Unit (HDU).

Nairobi leads from the new cases of the virus with 53 cases, Mombasa 23, Kakamega 7, Bungoma 7, and Kilifi 7.

Kajiado 2, Lamu 2, Busia 2, Nyeri 1, Siaya 1, Kwale 1, Mmachakos 1, Nakuru 1, Kiambu 1 and Uasin Gishu 1.