CORONA NUMBERS

27 in ICU as Kenya records 139 new Covid-19 cases

The country lost one patient, bringing the total number of fatalities to 1,740.

In Summary

• This now brings the total number of positive cases to 99,769, with the cumulative tests standing at 1,148,030.

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

Health CS Mutahi Kagwe attends the virtual 73rd World Health Assembly from Afya House on May 18, 2020
Health CS Mutahi Kagwe attends the virtual 73rd World Health Assembly from Afya House on May 18, 2020
Image: MAGDALINE SAYA

Kenya on Friday recorded 139 new Covid-19 cases, from a sample size of 5,487 tested in the last 24 hours.

This now brings the total number of positive cases to 99,769, with the cumulative tests standing at 1,148,030.

From the cases, 119 are Kenyans and 20 are foreigners, while gender-wise 90 are males while 49 are females.

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

In terms of recoveries, 137 patients have recovered from the disease, with 110 from the home-based care program while 27 are from various facilities. This now brings the total number of recoveries to 82,866.

The country lost one patient, bringing the total number of fatalities to 1,740.

Currently, there are 577 patients admitted in various health facilities countrywide, while 1,533 are on home-based isolation and care.

Twenty-seven patients are in ICU, 16 of whom are on ventilatory support and 10 on supplemental oxygen. One patient is under observation.

Another 15 patients are separately on supplementary oxygen with 10 of them in the general wards.

Five patients are in the High Dependency Unit.

In terms of county distribution, Nairobi leads with 81, Mombasa 13, Turkana, 11, Kwale and Laikipia with three cases each, Isiolo, Nakuru, Bomet, Trans Nzoia, Nyeri and Migori with two cases each.

Nandi, Nyamira, Nyandarua, Murang'a, Taita Taveta, Busia, Embu, Kiambu, Kisumu, Kajiado, Kericho, Siaya, Kitui, Machakos, Kilifi and West Pokot have one case each.