186 new Covid-19 cases as three succumb to disease

In Summary

• The total number of positive cases now stands at 99,630, with the cumulative tests standing at 1,142,543.

• From the cases, 158 are Kenyans and 28 are foreigners, while gender wise 112 are males while 74 are females.

Health CS Mutahi Kagwe during a press conference at Afya House on Tuesday, April 7, 2020.
Health CS Mutahi Kagwe during a press conference at Afya House on Tuesday, April 7, 2020.
Image: EZEKIEL AMINGA

Kenya on Thursday recorded 186 new Covid-19 cases, from a sample size of 8,049 tested in the last 24 hours.

This now brings the total number of positive cases to 99,630, with the cumulative tests standing at 1,142,543.

From the cases, 158 are Kenyans and 28 are foreigners, while gender wise 112 are males while 74 are females.

Age wise, the youngest is a two-year-old child while the oldest is 85.

In terms of recoveries, 75 patients have recovered from the disease, with 34 from the home based care program while 41 are from various facilities. This now brings the total number of recoveries to 82,729.

On a sad note, the country has lost three patients, bringing the total number of fatalities to 1,739.

Currently there are 674 patients admitted in various health facilities countrywide, while 1,543 are on home based isolation and care.

33 patients are in ICU, 16 of whom are on ventilatory support and 15 on supplemental oxygen. Two are under observation.

Another 12 patients are separately on supplementary oxygen with 11 of them in the general wards. One patient is in the High Dependency Unit.

In terms of county distribution, Nairobi leads with 95 cases followed by Mombasa 23, Busia 17, Kiambu 10, Isiolo and Kwale with six cases each, Nakuru and Usain Gishu with five cases each, Taita Taveta three.

Kajiado, Siaya, Kakamega, Machakos and Kisumu have two cases each, while Kilifi, Nandi, Nyamira, Makueni, Migori and Bungoma with one case each.