3 Covid deaths as 98 new cases reported

In Summary

•From the cases, 87 are Kenyans while 11 are foreigners and as for the gender, 63 are males and 35 are females.

•The youngest is a three- year old baby while the oldest is 85.

A sample is collected from Rose Wangari for Covid-19 test using a special swab at Biafra Medical Centre in Eastleigh on May 15
ORAL SWAB: A sample is collected from Rose Wangari for Covid-19 test using a special swab at Biafra Medical Centre in Eastleigh on May 15
Image: MERCY MUMO

Kenya on Tuesday recorded 98 new cases of Covid-19 from a sample size of 3,369 tested in the last 24 hours, Health CS Mutahi Kagwe said in a statement.

This now brings the total number of positive cases in the country to 98,432, with the cumulative tests now standing at 1,097,647.

From the cases, 87 are Kenyans while 11 are foreigners and as for the gender, 63 are males and 35 are females.

The youngest is a three- year old baby while the oldest is 85.

The country has also witnessed 154 cases of recoveries, with 144 from the home-based care programme while 10 have been discharged from different health facilities.

This brings the total number of recoveries to 81,255.

However, another three deaths were recorded, raising the total number of fatalities to 1,716.

There are 696 patients currently admitted in various health facilities countrywide and 2,116 are on home based isolation and care.

32 patients are in ICU, 21 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 the general wards.

No patient is in the High Dependency Unit.

Distribution of the cases by counties is as follows; Nairobi 49, Mombasa 14, Uasin Gishu eight, Kiambu four, Kwale and Nakuru with three each.

Bungoma, Kisii, Kisumu, Turkana and Machakos have two cases each while Kirinyaga, Laikipia, Kajiado, Kericho, Meru, Nandi and Siaya with one case each.