Tuesday, August 9, 2022

Kenya records 325 new cases of COVID-19 and 2 deaths

The Ministry of Health has on Sunday confirmed 325 new cases of COVID-19 from 3,282 samples tested in the last 24 hours.

The new cases and samples push the cumulative number of cases and samples so far tested to 105,973 and 1,298,838 respectively.

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“325 people have tested positive to the coronavirus disease, out of a sample size of 3,282 tested in the last 24 hours. The total confirmed positive cases are now 105,973. The cumulative tests so far conducted are 1,298,838. From the cases 296 are Kenyans while 29 are foreigners.” Said Ministry of Health.

In terms of distribution, Nairobi has 207 cases, Busia 30, Mombasa 21, Machakos 14, Kiambu 11, Kajiado 9, Uasin Gishu 5, Garissa 5, Nakuru 4, Meru 4, Tharaka Nithi 4, Murang’a 2, Kericho 2, Kirinyaga 1, Makueni 1, Migori 1, Narok 1, Kakamega 1, Bungoma 1 and West Pokot 1.

At the same time, 69 patients recovered from the virus rising the cumulative number of confirmed recoveries in the country to 86,678. Out of the recoveries, 58 of them are from home-based care and 11 from various hospitals across the country.

“69 patients have recovered from the disease, 58 from the Home Based and Isolation Care while 11 are from various health facilities. Total recoveries now stand at 86,678.” Said Ministry of Health.

Unfortunately, 2 patients succumbed to the virus pushing the cumulative number of fatalities in the country to 1,856.

“A total of 347 patients are currently admitted in various health facilities countrywide, while 1,495 patients are on Home Based Isolation and Care.  58 patients are in the ICU, 26 of whom are on ventilatory support and 28 on supplemental oxygen. 4 patients are on observation.

15 patients are separately on supplementary oxygen with 14 of them in the general wards. One patient is in the High Dependency Unit (HDU).” Said Ministry of Health.

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