No Covid deaths as Kenya records 81 new cases

In Summary

• From the cases 68 are Kenyans while 13 are foreigners and as for the gender, 41 are males and 40 are females.

• 51 patients have recovered with 31 from the home based care program while 20 are from various health facilities. 

Passengers being screened for Covid-19 symptoms.
COVID-19: Passengers being screened for Covid-19 symptoms.
Image: STEPHEN ATARIKO

Kenya on Tuesday recorded 81 new Covid-19 cases, out of a sample size of 2,347 tested in the last 24 hours.

In a statement released by the Ministry of Health, the country has now recorded a total of 99,308 positive cases, with the cumulative tests now standing at 1,130,707.

From the cases 68 are Kenyans while 13 are foreigners and as for the gender, 41 are males and 40 are females.

Age wise, the youngest is a 10-month-old infant while the oldest is 98.

In terms of recoveries, 51 patients have recovered with 31 from the home based care program while 20 are from various health facilities. This now brings the total number of recoveries to 82,478.

The country has not recorded any deaths on Tuesday.

Currently, there are 694 patients admitted in various health facilities countrywide, while 1,670 are on home based isolation and care.

29 patients are in ICU , 13 of whom are on ventilatory support and 13 on supplemental oxygen. three are under observation.

Another 11 patients are separately on supplementary oxygen with 10 of them in the general wards. One patient is in the High Dependency Unit.

Distribution of cases in counties is as follows; Nairobi 49, Turkana seven, Nakuru and Nyamira with five cases each, Kajiado and Nyeri three cases, Migori and Mombasa with two cases while Kiambu, Kisumu, Kitui, Trans Nzoia and Vihiga with one case each.