The Ministry of Health in Kenya has on Tuesday confirmed 81 new cases of COVID-19 from 2,347 samples tested in the last 24 hours.
The new cases now rise the cumulative number of positive cases to 99,308 and the number of samples so far tested to 1,130,707.
“81 people have tested positive to the disease, out of a sample size of 2,347 tested in the last 24 hours. The total confirmed positive cases are now 99,308. The cumulative tests so far conducted are 1,130,707. From cases 68 are Kenyans while 13 are foreigners.” Said Ministry of Health.
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Distribution of the new cases is as follows; Nairobi 49, Turkana 7, Nakuru 5, Nyamira 5, Kajiado 3, Nyeri 3, Migori 2, Mombasa 2, Kiambu 1, Kisumu 1, Kitui 1, Trans Nzoia 1 and Vihiga 1.
In the same 24 hours, a total of 51 patients have recovered from the virus rising the number of recoveries from the virus to 82,478. Out of the recoveries, 31 of them are from home-based care and 20 from various hospitals across the country.
“51 patients have recovered from the disease. 31 from the Home-Based Isolation and Care, while 20 are from our various facilities. The total recoveries now stand at 82,478.
Currently there are 694 patients admitted in various health facilities countrywide, while 1,670 are on Home Based Isolation and Care. 29 patients are in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), 13 of whom are on ventilatory support and 13 on supplemental oxygen. 3 are under observation.
Another 11 patients are separately on supplementary oxygen with 10 of them in the general wards. 1 patient is in the High Dependency Unit.” Said Ministry of Health.