The Ministry of Health has on Tuesday confirmed 551 new cases of COVID-19 from 4,675 samples tested in the last 24 hours.
This now brings to 84,169 the number of confirmed cases and 893,646 the cumulative of samples tested so far. Out of the new cases 525 of them are Kenyans and 26 are foreigners.
“Today, 551 people have tested positive for the virus, from a sample size of 4,675 tested in the last 24 hours, bringing to 84,169 the number of confirmed positive cases in the country. The cumulative tests are now 893,646. From the cases 525 are Kenyans while 26 are foreigners.” said Ministry of Health.
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In terms of distribution of the new cases by counties, Nairobi leads with 212 new cases, Kilifi 39, Mombasa 35, Nyeri 33, Embu 30, Nandi 25, Machakos 22, Siaya 21, Kajiado 19, Kiambu 18, Lamu 16, Nyandarua 14, Turkana 11, Uasin Gishu 8, Taita Taveta 7, Kisumu 7, Meru 6, Garissa 6, Kwale 5, Samburu 5, Murang’a 3, Mandera 2,Nakuru 2 Busia 1, Laikipia 1, Kakamega 1, Wajir 1 and Tharaka Nithi 1.
On a positive note, 266 patients are reported to have recovered from the disease in the last 24 hours, 206 of them being reported from home-based care and the rest from various hospitals across the country.
“266 patients have recovered from the disease, 206 from the Home-Based Care Program, while 60 have been discharged from various hospitals. The total recoveries now stand at 55,610 amongst whom 18,146 are from health facilities and 37,464 from Home Based Isolation and Care.” said MOH
Sadly, 5 more patients succumbed to the disease rising the number of fatalities in the country to 1,474.
“Sadly, we have lost another 5 patients to the disease bringing the fatality to 1,474. Our sincere condolences to the families and friends of those who have lost their loved ones.
There are 1,275 patients admitted in various health facilities countrywide 8,070 on Home Based Isolation and Care. 71 patients are in Intensive Care Unit (ICU), 36 of whom are on ventilatory support, and 34 on supplemental oxygen.
Another 88 patients are separately on supplementary oxygen out of whom 70 are in the general wards. 18 are in the High Dependency Unit (HDU).” said MOH