114 new cases, 325 recoveries and 5 succumb to Covid-19 in Kenya

Today, 114 people have tested positive for the virus, from a sample size of 2,507 tested in the last 24 hours, bringing to 94,614 the number of confirmed positive cases in the country. The cumulative tests are now 1,011,025. From the cases 100 are Kenyans while 14 are foreigners. 72 are males and 42 females. The youngest is a nine-year old child, while the oldest is 81.

Distribution of the cases by Counties is as follows; Nairobi 68, Kiambu 6, Machakos 5, Mombasa 4, Busia 4, Nyeri 4, Kajiado 4, Bungoma 2, Meru 2, Kisumu 2, Garissa 1, Kisii 1, Nakuru 1, Marsabit 1, Uasin Gishu 1, Kilifi 1, Nyandarua 1, Murang’a 1, Kericho 1, Vihiga 1, Taita Taveta 1, Isiolo 1 and Embu 1.

Today, 325 patients have recovered from the disease, 256 being from the Home-Based Care Program, while 69 have been discharged from various hospitals. The total recoveries now stand at 76,060.

Sadly, 5 patients have succumbed to the disease bringing the cumulative fatalities to 1,644. Our sincere condolences to the family and friends of those who have lost their loved ones.

Currently there are 850 patients admitted in various health facilities countrywide and 5,873 on Home Based Isolation and Care. 46 patients are in Intensive Care Unit (ICU), 24 of whom are on ventilatory support, and 19 on supplemental oxygen. 3 are on observation.

Another 26 patients are separately on supplementary oxygen, out of whom 22 are in the general wards and 4 are in the High Dependency Unit (HDU).

As we continue to fight Covid-19 pandemic, I wish to thank all those health workers who have continued to render their services and chosen not to punish or abandon their compatriots at their hour of need.

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