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COVID-19: 400 new cases and 3 deaths confirmed in Kenya

The Ministry of Health in Kenya has on Friday confirmed 400 new cases of COVID-19 from 5,189 samples tested in the last 24 hours.

The new cases push the cumulative number of confirmed cases in the country to 107,729 and the cumulative number of samples so far tested to 1,322,806.

“oday, 400 people have tested positive to the disease, out of a sample size of 5,189 tested in the last 24 hours. The total confirmed positive cases are now 107,729. The cumulative tests so far conducted are 1,322,806. From the cases 367 are Kenyans while 33 are foreigners.” Said Ministry of Health.

In terms of distribution Nairobi has 279 cases, Kiambu 37, Murang’a 9, Kericho 9, Kajiado 8, Machakos 7, Kisumu 6, Turkana 6, Nyeri 6, Busia 4, Uasin Gishu 4, Garissa 3, Kilifi 3, Kitui 3, Kisii 2, Makueni 2, Siaya 2, Vihiga 2, Mombasa 2, Nakuru 2, Nandi 1, Nyandarua 1, Bomet 1 and Bungoma 1.

In the same 24 hours, 77 patients have recovered from the disease, 27 of whom are from home-based care and 50 from various health facilities across the country.

“77 patients have recovered from the disease, 50 from various health facilities while 27 are from the Home Based and Isolation Care. Total recoveries now stand at 87,176.” Said MOH

Sadly, 3 patients succumbed to the virus pushing the cumulative number of confirmed fatalities in the country to 1,873.

“3 patients have succumbed to the disease pushing our cumulative fatalities to 1873. Our sincere condolences to the families and friends of those who have lost their loved ones.

494 patients are currently admitted in various health facilities countrywide, while 1,615 patients are on Home Based Isolation and Care.  67 patients are in the ICU, 24 of whom are on ventilatory support and 35 on supplemental oxygen. 8 patients are on observation.

Another 17 patients are separately on supplementary oxygen all of whom are in the general wards. No patient is in the High Dependency Unit (HDU).” Said Ministry of Health.

Berryl Achieng
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