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COVID-19: Kenya records 972 new cases and 20 deaths

Kenya has confirmed 972 new cases of COVID-19 in the last 24 hours rising the cumulative number of confirmed cases to 70,245.

The new cases are from 6,648 samples tested bringing to 789,952 the number of samples so far tested.

“Today, 972 people have tested positive for the virus, from a sample size of 6,648 tested in the last 24 hours, bringing to 70,245 the number of confirmed positive cases in the country. Our cumulative tests are now 789,952.  From the cases 928 are Kenyans and 44 foreigners”” said Ministry of Health.

Distribution of the new cases per county is as follows Nairobi 378, Kilifi 139, Mombasa 115, Kiambu 70, Machakos 42, Nakuru 31,  Uasin Gishu 29,  Kajiado 23, Meru 21, Muranga 16, Busia 14, Nyeri 14, Kitui 12, Kisumu 8, Kakamega 7, Tharaka Nithi 7,  Turkana 6, Kwale 6, Kisii 5, Bungoma 4, Homabay 4, Nandi 3, Embu 3, Trans Nzoia 2, Taita Taveta 2,  Isiolo 2, Laikipia 2, Mandera 2, Samburu 1, Kirinyaga 1, Nyandarua 1, Makueni 1 and Garissa 1

In the same 24 hours, 352 patients who comprise of 253 home-based care and 99 from different hospitals recovered from the virus. This now brings to 45,766 the number of cumulative recoveries.

“352 patients have recovered from the disease, 253 from the Home-Based Care Program, while 99 have been discharged from various hospitals. Total recoveries are now 45,766.” said MOH

Sadly, the number of fatalities has risen to 1,269 after 20 patients succumbed to the virus in the last 24 hours.

“A total of 1,229 patients are admitted in various health facilities countrywide, while 5,572 are on Home Based Isolation and Care. 59 patients are in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), 26 of whom are on ventilatory support, and 30 on supplemental oxygen.

Another 96 patients are separately on supplementary oxygen out of whom 79 are in the general wards, while 17 are in the High Dependency Unit (HDU).” said MOH

Berryl Achieng
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