COVID STATUS

Three more deaths as Kenya records 138 virus cases

266 more patients have recovered from the disease.

In Summary

•Kagwe said that there are 680 patients currently admitted in various hospitals across the country. Another, 1,730 patients are on the home-based care programme.

•A total of 26 patients are in ICU, out of which 17 are on ventilatory support.

Health CS Mutahi Kagwe during the daily Covid-19 briefing at Afya House on May 21, 2020.
Health CS Mutahi Kagwe during the daily Covid-19 briefing at Afya House on May 21, 2020.
Image: MERCY MUMO

Kenya on Thursday recorded 138 new cases of Covid-19 from a sample size of 4,526.

This brings the country's case load to 98,693, Health CS Mutahi Kagwe has said.

The CS in a statement confirmed the cumulative tests done so far stand at 1,107, 121.

The country's fatalities have risen to 1,723 after another three patients succumbed to the disease.

Kagwe said that there are 680 patients currently admitted in various hospitals across the country. Another, 1,730 patients are on the home-based care programme.

A total of 26 patients are in ICU, out of which 17 are on ventilatory support.

Also, 16 patients are separately on supplementary oxygen, out of which 13 are in general wards and three in the HDU.

Meanwhile, 266 patients have recovered from the disease out of which 251 were from the Homebased care program while 15 were discharged from various health facilities.

Kenya's recoveries now stand at 81,933.

From the new cases reported on Thursday, 119 are Kenyans while 19 are foreigners.

In terms of gender, 88 are males while 50 are females and the youngest in a one-year-old child and the oldest is 80.

Nairobi leads with 65 cases.