The Ministry of Health through Health CS Mutahi Kagwe has confirmed that the country is experiencing the second wave of the virus.
He was speaking as he confirmed 14 new deaths caused by the virus raising the number of confirmed fatalities to 964.
A total of 761 new cases of the virus were confirmed by the Health CS that bring to 52,612 the number of confirmed cases in the country.
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“Today, 761 people have tested positive for the virus, from a sample size of 4,830 tested in the last 24 hours. This brings to 52,612 the number of confirmed positive cases in the country. Our cumulative tests are now 677,601.” Said Ministry of Health.
The new cases see Nairobi take the lead with 395 cases, Uasin Gishu 103, Mombasa 55, Kiambu 44, Kilifi 30, Busia 21, Migori 14, Nakuru 12, Trans Nzoia 12, Machakos 12, Embu 11, Kajiado 11, Kirinyaga 8, Homabay 6, Kwale 5, Nyandarua 3, Nayri 3, Vihiga 3, West Pokot 2, Meru 2, Tharaka Nithi 2, Kakamega 1, Wajir 1, Siaya 1, Murang’a 1, Nandi 1, Taita Taveta 1 and Nandi 1.
At the same time, 346 patients recovered from the disease, 223 of whom are from home-based care and 123 from various hospitals. This brings to 35,604 the number of confirmed recoveries.
“346 patients have recovered from the disease, 223 from the Home-Based Care Program, while 123 have been discharged from various hospitals. Total recoveries now stand at 35,604.” Said MOH.
CS Mutahi Kagwe confirmed a total of 35 patients who are still at the Intensive Care Unit with 1,084 patients being admitted in various hospitals across the country.