141 new cases of Covid-19 as 64 recover

In Summary

• From these cases, 124 are Kenyans, while 17 foreigners and as for the gender, 71 are females while 10are males.

• 64 patients have today recovered, with 44 from the home based isolation and care and 20 from various health facilities.

Health CAS Mercy Mwangangi at Afya House on August 19, 2020.
Health CAS Mercy Mwangangi at Afya House on August 19, 2020.
Image: MERCY MUMO

Kenya on Friday recorded 141 new Covid-19 cases from a sample size of 5,644 tested in the last 24 hours.

This now brings the total number of cases in the country to 100,563, with the cumulative tests at 1,177,811.

From these cases, 124 are Kenyans, while 17 foreigners and as for the gender, 71 are females while 10 are males.

Age wise, the youngest is a two-month-old infant while oldest is 100 years old.

In terms of recoveries, 64 patients have recovered, with 44 from home based isolation and care and 20 from various health facilities.

This now brings the total to 83,821.

No deaths have been recorded, with the number of fatalities remaining at 1,753.

There are 477 patients currently admitted in various health facilities countrywide, while 1,368 are on home based isolation and care.

27 patients are in ICU, 14 of whom are on ventiltory support and 13 on supplemental oxygen.

Another 16 patients are separately on supplementary oxygen with 11 of them in the general wards.

Five patients are in the High Dependency Unit.

Distribution of the cases by counties is as follows; Nairobi 81, Kilifi 14, Kiambu, Kajiado and Siaya with six cases each, Kisumu five, Uasin Gishu four, while Mombasa, Lamu and Nakuru have three cases each.

Busia, Garissa and Bungoma have two cases each while Machakos, Nyamira, Kirinyaga and Turkana have one case each.