497 more cases, 238 recoveries and 16 succumb to Covid-19 in Kenya

Today 497 people have tested positive for the virus, from a sample size of 4,888 tested in the last 24 hours. This brings to 46,144 the number of confirmed positive cases in the country. Our cumulative tests are now 632,669. From the cases, 471 are Kenyans and 26 are foreigners. 295 are males and 202 females. The youngest is a one-year old child while the oldest is 88.

Distribution of the cases by Counties is as follows; Nairobi 227, Machakos 64, Mombasa 51, Uasin Gishu 37, Laikipia 28, Busia 19, Kajiado 11, Embu 10, Nakuru 9, Wajir 7, Kiambu 6, Kilifi 6, Kisumu 4, Nyeri 4, Makueni 3, Elgeyo Marakwet 2, Meru 2, Kisii 2, Turkana 2, Narok 1, Homabay 1 and Kakamega 1.

238 people have recovered from the disease, 170 from the Home-Based Care Program, while 68 have been discharged from various hospitals. Total recoveries now stand at 32,760.

Sadly, 16 patients have succumbed to the disease bringing the fatality to 858. Our sincere condolences to the families and friends of those who have lost their loved ones.

Currently, there are 27 patients in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), 27 on ventilatory support and 41 on supplementary oxygen. A total of 1,189 are currently admitted in various health facilities and 2,661 are on Home Based Isolation and Care.

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