COVID-19

1,056 recoveries as 1,437 test positive for Covid

The youngest is a two-month-old infant while the oldest is 100 years old.

In Summary

•Total recoveries stand at 201,054 after 1,056 patients recovered from the disease, 963 from the Home-Based Isolation and Care program while 93 are from various health facilities countrywide.

•A total of 1,938 patients are currently admitted in various hospitals, while 9,528 are under the Home-Based Isolation and Care program. 

Health CS Mutahi Kagwe
Health CS Mutahi Kagwe
Image: EZEKIEL AMING'A

The Ministry of Health has announced 1,437 new cases of Covid-19 from 10,764 samples tested in the last 24 hours.

This brings the total caseload in the country to 218,713 and the positivity rate to 13.4%.

The youngest is a two-month-old infant while the oldest is 100 years old.

Total recoveries stand at 201,054 after 1,056 patients recovered from the disease, 963 from the Home-Based Isolation and Care program while 93 are from various health facilities countrywide.

The Covid-19 related deaths have hit 4,302 after 29 fatalities were recorded from facility record audits on diverse dates in the months of April, May, June, July and August 2021.

A total of 1,938 patients are currently admitted in various hospitals, while 9,528 are under the Home-Based Isolation and Care programme.

Another 136 patients are in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), 62 of whom are on ventilatory support and 67 on supplemental oxygen.

Seven other patients are under observation.

Some 649 patients are separately on supplemental oxygen with 607 of them in general wards and 42 in High Dependency Units (HDU).

The cases are distributed across counties as follows; Nairobi 496, Nakuru 139, Kiambu 101, Mombasa 100, Murang’a 67, Uasin Gishu 53, Machakos 47, Kajiado 44, Embu 34, Kirinyaga 30, Taita Taveta 28, Kilifi 23, Nandi 22, Kitui 19, Lamu and Meru 17 cases each, Laikipia and Baringo 15 cases each, Marsabit, Nyandarua and Busia 14 cases each, Migori 12, Narok, Nyeri and Turkana 11 cases each and Garissa 10.

Kakamega recorded 9 cases, Tharaka Nithi, Trans Nzoia, Siaya and Elgeyo Marakwet 7 each, Bomet and Kisii 6 each, Tana River 5, Bungoma 4, Vihiga and Kericho 3 cases each, Homa Bay, Isiolo and Kisumu 2 cases each.

Kwale, Makueni and West Pokot recorded a case each.