Six deaths as 141 new Covid cases recorded

In Summary

• From these cases, 121 are Kenyans while 20 are foreigners.

• Six patients have succumbed to the disease, bringing the total number of fatalities in the country to 1,750.

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 Tuesday recorded 141 new Covid-19 cases, from a sample size of 3,571 tested in the last 24 hours.

This now brings the total number of cases in the country to 100,193, with the cumulative tests standing at 1,162,491.

From these cases, 121 are Kenyans while 20 are foreigners.

Gender wise, the youngest is a one-year-old baby while the oldest is 87.

In terms of recoveries, 207 patients have recovered from the disease with 192 from the home-based care programme while 15 are from different health facilities.

This now brings the total number of recoveries in the country to 83,625.

Six patients have succumbed to the disease, bringing the total number of fatalities in the country to 1,750.

There are 500 patients currently admitted in various health facilities countrywide, while 1,340 are on home based isolation care. 

Twenty-five patients are in ICU, 14 of whom are on ventilatory support and 10 on supplemental oxygen. One patient is under observation.

Distribution of cases in terms of counties is as follows; Nairobi 87, Kilifi eight, Kwale seven, Taita Taveta six, Siaya five, Nyeri four, Uasin Gishu, Kericho, Mombasa and Nakuru have three cases each.

Garissa, Turkana, Kiambu and Kisumu have two cases each while Machakos, Makueni, Murang'a and Bungoma have one case each.