COVID-19

Kenya records 313 new Covid-19 cases

The new cases are from 7,034 samples tested in the last 24 hours.

In Summary

•The youngest of the new cases is a 10-month-old baby while the oldest is 97 years.

•Cumulative deaths have hit 5,008 after 13 more were reported, one having occurred in the last 24 hours while 12 are late deaths reported after conducting facility record audits in the month of September 2021.

Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe during the Covid-19 media briefing at Afya House on May 27, 2021.
Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe during the Covid-19 media briefing at Afya House on May 27, 2021.
Image: EZEKIEL AMING'A

The Ministry of Health has announced 313 new cases of Covid-19, bringing total infections in the country to 246,956.

The new cases are from 7,034 samples tested in the last 24 hours.

The youngest of the new cases is a 10-month-old baby while the oldest is 97 years.

A total of 498 patients have recovered from the disease; 381 from the Home-Based Isolation and Care program while 117 are from various health facilities countrywide.

Total recoveries now stand at 238,448.

Cumulative deaths have hit 5,008 after 13 more were reported, one having occurred in the last 24 hours while 12 are late deaths reported after conducting facility record audits in the month of September 2021.

A total of 1,378 patients are currently admitted in various hospitals countrywide, while 2,973 are under the Home-Based Isolation and Care program.

Another 97 patients are in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), 64 of whom are on ventilatory support and 26 on supplemental oxygen.

Some seven patients are under observation.

An additional 448 patients are separately on supplemental oxygen; 419 of them in general wards and 29 in High Dependency Units (HDU).

Nairobi County recorded the highest number of infections at 54, Nakuru 42, Meru 23, Kericho and Kiambu 18 each, Nyeri 13, Murang’a 12, Kakamega 10, Bomet, Embu, Kisii and Narok 8 each, Mombasa, Nyandarua, Makueni, Uasin Gishu and Garissa 6 cases each.

Kitui and Mandera recorded 5 cases each, Kirinyaga, Baringo, Marsabit, Samburu, Bungoma and Trans Nzoia 4 each, Machakos, Siaya and Tharaka Nithi 3 each, while Kwale, Laikipia, Migori, Lamu and Isiolo had 2 cases each.

Kajiado, West Pokot, Kisumu, Busia, Elgeyo Marakwet, Taita Taveta, Tana River and Kilifi each recoded a case.