208 new cases as 37 recover from Covid-19

In Summary

• Of the cases, 173 are Kenyans while 35 are foreigners and in terms of gender, men continue to lead with 147 while females are 61.

• The CS has also announced that the country has recorded 37 patients who have recovered from the disease, with 35 from various health facilities while two are from the home based and isolation care.

Health CS Mutahi Kagwe.
PRAY: Health CS Mutahi Kagwe.
Image: MAGDALINE SAYA

Kenya on Sunday recorded 208 new Covid-19 cases, from a sample size of 3,415, Health CS Mutahi Kagwe has announced.

This now brings the total positive cases to 104,201, with the cumulative tests so far conducted are at 1,265,773.

Of the cases, 173 are Kenyans while 35 are foreigners and in terms of gender, men continue to lead with 147 while females are 61.

Age wise, the youngest is a one-year-old baby while the oldest is 82.

The CS has also announced that the country has recorded 37 patients who have recovered from the disease, with 35 from various health facilities while two are from the home based and isolation care.

A total number of 1,823 patients have recovered from the disease.

"On a sad note, six patients have succumbed to the disease pushing our cumulative fatalities to 1,823.

There are 328 patients currently admitted in various health facilities countrywide, while 1,160 patients are on home based isolation and care.

51 patients are in ICU, 24 of whom are on ventilatory support and 23 on supplemental oxygen and four patients are on observation.

Another, eight patients who are separately on supplementary oxygen are in the general wards.

In terms of county distribution, Nairobi leads with 128, Kiambu 27, Mombasa 14, Nakuru six, Machakos, Kajiado, Laikipia and Meru have four cases each.

Uasin Gishu has three cases while Busia, Garissa, Kisii and Kwale have two cases while Embu, Murang'a, Homa Bay, Kilifi, Kirinyaga and Bungoma have one case each.