COVID-19

Six deaths as 660 test positive for Covid

Total deaths stand at 3,434.

In Summary

•A total of 812 patients have recovered from the disease, bringing total recoveries to 122,018.

•From the new cases, the youngest is a four-month-old infant while the oldest is 102 years.

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

The Ministry of Health has announced 660 new cases of Covid-19, bringing the total caseload in the country to 177,282.

The new cases are from 6,176 samples tested in the last 24 hours.

From the new cases, the youngest is a four-month-old infant while the oldest is 102 years.

The ministry also announced six deaths, one from within the last 24 hours while five are from late reports from facility audits, bringing total deaths to 3,434.

A total of 812 patients have recovered from the disease, bringing total recoveries to 122,018.

Of the new recoveries, 519 from various health facilities countrywide while 293 are from the Home-based Isolation and Care program.

Cumulatively, 88,479 recoveries are from Home-based Isolation and Care program, while 33,539 are from various health facilities.

A total of 1,059 patients are currently admitted in various hospitals, while 4,812 are under Home-based Isolation and Care program.

Another 89 patients are in the Intensive Care Unit , 25 of whom are on ventilatory support and 51 on supplemental oxygen, with 13 other patients under observation.

Some 114 patients are separately on supplemental oxygen with 109 of them in general wards and five in High Dependency Units.

The cases are distributed in counties as follows; Siaya 123, Kisumu 102, Nairobi 78, Busia 68, Homa Bay 49, Mombasa 39, Kilifi 19, Nyamira 18, Kakamega 17, Nakuru and Bungoma 13 each, Nyandarua and Bomet 12 each, Kisii and Meru, Uasin Gishu 11 cases, Trans Nzoia 9, Vihiga 7, Migori 6, Garissa and Turkana 5 each, Baringo and Embu 4 cases, Kiambu, Kitui, Murang’a 3 cases, Kirinyaga, Laikipia, Mandera, Marsabit, Nandi 2 cases each.

Narok, Kwale, Nyeri, West Pokot and Kajiado each recorded a case.