Six more die of Covid, 27 on oxygen

Nairobi recorded 87 new cases followed by Kilifi with eight.

In Summary
  • Twenty five patients are in the Intensive Care Unit, 14 of whom are on ventilator support.
Health CS Mutahi Kagwe
UPDATE: Health CS Mutahi Kagwe

Six more patients succumbed to Covid-19, pushing the fatalities to 1,750.

In a statement on Tuesday, Health CS Mutahi Kagwe confirmed that 141 Kenyans had tested positive for the virus, bringing the caseload to 100,193.

The new cases were from a sample size of 3,571 tested in 24 hours, representing a positivity rate of 3.9 per cent.

The cases comprised of 121 Kenyans and 20 foreign nationals aged between one year and 87 years old.

“There are 500 patients currently admitted in various health facilities countrywide, while 1,340 are in home-based isolation and care,” Kagwe said.

“Twenty-five patients are in the intensive care unit, 14 of whom are on ventilator support and 10 on supplemental oxygen. One patient is under observation,” he added.

According to the CS, another 17 patients were separately on supplementary oxygen with 10 of them in the general wards and seven in the high dependency unit.

“Today, 207 patients have recovered from the disease, 192 are form home-based isolation and care while 15 are from our various facilities. The total recoveries now stand at 83,625.”

Nairobi recorded 87 new cases followed by Kilifi with eight, Kwale with seven, Taita Taveta with six, Siaya with five and Uasin Gishu, Kericho, Mombasa and Nakuru each recorded three cases.

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

Forty-two of the cases in Nairobi were from Dagoretti North, seven from Kibra, six from Lang’ata, five from Westlands, four from Kasarani and three each from Embakasi Central, Embakasi East and Starehe.

Dagoretti South, Embakasi South, Embakasi West, Kamukunji and Makadara recorded two cases each while Embakasi North, Mathare, Roysambu and Ruaraka each recorded one case.

Eight of the cases from Kilifi were from Kilifi North while Malindi and Kaloleni had one case each.