904 new Covid cases as 20 succumb

In Summary

• Of the cases, 885 are Kenyans while 19 are foreigners, with 519 being males and 385 being females.

• Age wise, the youngest is a two-month-old infant while the oldest is 97 years old.

Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe.
Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe.
Image: MAGDALINE SAYA

Kenya on Thursday recorded 904 new Covid-19 cases, from a sample size of 5,673 tested in the last 24 hours, with the positivity rate standing at 15.9%.

Of the cases, 885 are Kenyans while 19 are foreigners, with 519 being males and 385 being females.

Age wise, the youngest is a two-month-old infant while the oldest is 97 years old.

This now brings the total number of positive cases to 154,392, and the cumulative tests so far conducted are 1,624,663.

In terms of recovery, 88 patients have recovered from the disease, with 12 from the home based and isolation care while 76 are from various health facilities.

The total number of recoveries in the country stands at 105,367, with 76,979 from home based and isolation care while 28,388 are from various health facilities.

However, the country has lost 20 patients to the disease, bringing the total number of fatalities to 2,560.

A total of 1,507 patients are currently admitted in various health facilities countrywide, while 6,834 patients are on home based isolation and care.

226 patients are in ICU, 52 of whom are on ventilatory support and 144 on supplemental oxygen. 30 patients are on observation.

Another 183 patients are separately on supplementary oxygen with 171 of them in general wards and 12 in High Dependency Unit.

As of today, 778,254 people have been vaccinated countrywide. Of this, 446,329 are aged 58 years and above, 148,358 are health workers, 119,161 are teachers while 64,406 are security officers.

In terms of County distribution; Nairobi 288, Mombasa 88, Meru 54, Nakuru 32, Kakamega and Busia 31 cases each, Uasin Gishu and Nyamira 29 cases each, Kericho 27, Kisumu and Nyandarua 23 cases each, Murang’a 22, Kitui 17, Tharaka Nithi 16, Baringo, Kiambu, Kirinyaga and Nandi 14 cases each.

Laikipia has 13 cases, Vihiga 12, Taita Taveta 11, Machakos and Kisii 10 cases each, Marsabit, Bomet, Kilifi, Embu and Siaya nine cases each, Trans Nzoia seven, Bungoma and Kajiado five cases each, Samburu and Mandera four cases each, West Pokot and Kwale three cases each, Homa Bay and Isiolo two cases each, while Nyeri and Lamu have one case each.