Three deaths and 63 new virus cases with 93% asymptomatic

In Summary

• From today's cases, 57 are Kenyans while six are foreigners and gender wise, 37 are males and 26 are females.

• 226 patients have recovered from the disease, with 221 being from the home based care program, while five have been discharged from various hospitals.

Test tube for testing coronavirus.
COVID-19 TEST: Test tube for testing coronavirus.
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Kenya on Monday recorded 63 new Covid-19 cases, Health CS Mutahi Kagwe has said.

These new cases are from a sample size of 2,134 tested in the last 24 hours, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in the country to 98,334.

The cumulative tests are now at 1,094,278.

From the cases, 57 are Kenyans while six are foreigners and gender wise, 37 are males and 26 are females.

Age wise, the youngest is an eight-year-old child while the oldest is 73.

Recovery wise, 226 patients have recovered from the disease, with 221 being from the home based care program, while five have been discharged from various hospitals.

The country's total number of recorded recoveries is now at 81,101.

On a sad note, three patients have succumbed to the disease, pushing the cumulative fatalities to 1,713.

There are 687 patients admitted in various health facilities countrywide and 2,190 on home based isolation care.

31 patients are in ICU, 20 of whom are on ventilatory support and 10 on supplemental oxygen. One is on observation.

Another 11 patients are separately on supplementary oxygen all of whom are in general wards.

No patient is in High Dependency Unit.

Distribution of the cases by counties is as follows; Nairobi 43, Kakamega, Makueni and Kilifi with three cases each.

Others are Busia, Kiambu, Murang'a and Laikipia with two cases each while Nyeri, Nakuru and Machakos have one case each.