47 in ICU as Kenya records 152 new cases

In Summary

• From the cases recorded, 137 are Kenyans while 15 are foreigners and in terms of gender, 104 are males and 48 are females. 

• In terms of recoveries, eight patients have recovered, all of them from various health facilities, which brings the total number of recoveries to 85,540.

Health CS Mutahi Kagwe during the daily Covid-19 briefing at Afya House on May 21, 2020.
Health CS Mutahi Kagwe during the daily Covid-19 briefing at Afya House on May 21, 2020.
Image: MERCY MUMO

The number of Covid-19 cases in Kenya keeps rising with the total number of cases as of Saturday standing at 103,993.

The country on Saturday has recorded 152 new cases, from a sample size of 3,734 tested in the last 24 hours, bringing the cumulative tests to 1,262,358, Health CS Mutahi Kagwe said.

From the cases recorded, 137 are Kenyans while 15 are foreigners and in terms of gender, 104 are males and 48 are females.

Age wise, the youngest is a two-year-old child while the oldest is 88.

In terms of recoveries, eight patients have recovered, all of them from various health facilities, which brings the total number of recoveries to 85,540.

The CS however announced that four patients have succumbed to the disease pushing the cumulative fatalities to 1,817.

There are 335 patients currently admitted in various health facilities countrywide, while 1,151 patients are on home based isolation and care.

47 patients are in ICU, 18 of whom are on ventilatory support and 24 on supplemental oxygen. Five patients are on observation.

Another nine patients are separately on supplementary oxygen with eight of them in general wards and one in High Dependency Unit.

In terms of county distribution, Nairobi is again ahead with 105 cases, followed by Nakuru and Mombasa with eight cases each, Kiambu and Uasin Gishu with seven cases, Machakos and Taita Taveta have three cases each.

Kajiado, Nyeri and Kisumu have two cases each while Makueni, Meru, Murang'a, Nandi and Kakamega have one case.