- Kenya records 1,185 new cases, 272 recoveries and 17 deaths
- The cumulative number of cases now stands at 53,797
- Many patients are receiving care in the ICU and High Dependency Unit (HDU)
The country has recorded 1,185 new cases of COVID-19 pushing the caseload in the country to 53,797 cases.
From the news cases, 1,145 are Kenyans while 40 are foreigners. 733 are male while 452 are female.
According to the Ministry of Health, 1,119 patients are admitted to hospitals across the country while 4,440 patients are taken care of in Home Based Isolation and care.
41 patients are in the ICU, 26 are on ventilator support and 15 on supplementary oxygen. 15 are on the High Dependency Unit.
The youngest is an 11-month-old baby while the oldest is 93 years old.
The cases were recorded from 9,851 samples tested in the last 24 hours. The total number of samples tested in the country now stands at 687,000 samples.
Todays cases have been recorded across 34 counties as follows; Nairobi 373, Nakuru 157, Mombasa 118, Kiambu 94, Kisumu 61, Uasin Gishu 51, Kericho 39, Kakamega 38, Kisii 27, Narok 25, Trans Nzoia and Bomet 22 cases each, Kajiado 20, Siaya 19, Machakos 17, Bungoma 16, Meru 15, Busia 14, Makueni 10, Kilifi and Nyandarua 8 cases each, Vihiga and Nyamira 6 cases each, Elgeyo Marakwet and Laikipia 3 cases each, Homabay, Nandi, Embu, Murang’a 2 cases each, Garissa, Kitui, Taita Taveta, Kirinyaga and Kwale 1 case each.
According to the Ministry of Health, 272 patients have recovered from the disease. 203 are from the Home-Based Care Program and 69 from various hospitals in the country. Total recoveries in the country now stand at 35,876.
Unfortunately, 17 people have succumbed to the disease. The total number of deaths now stands at 981.