65 More cases recorded, as COVID death toll hits 1,734

The Ministry of Health has confirmed 65 new cases of Covid-19 in the last 24 hours, pushing Kenya’s caseload to 99,227. – By Gerald Gekara.

The cases were recorded from 2,681 samples taken over the same period.

In terms of nationality, there are 49 Kenyans and 16 foreigners consisting of 39 males and 26 females. The youngest is a 12 year old child while the oldest is 92.

The cases were recorded in counties as follows; Nairobi recorded (53) cases, Kajiado (3), Mombasa (2), Kitui (2), Uasin Gishu (2), while Machakos, Kakamega, and Murang’a recorded (1) case each.

The Ministry also confirmed 697 patients who have been admitted in various health facilities countrywide, while 1,680 are on Home Based Isolation and Care.

28 patients are in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), of whom are on ventilatory support and 12 on supplementary oxygen while three others are under observation.

Another 11 patients are separately oxygen with 10 of them in the general wards. One patient is in the High Dependency Unit.

77 patients have recovered, 60 from Home Based Isolation and Care while 17 are from various facilities pushing total number of recoveries to 82, 277.

Three patients have succumbed to the disease raising total fatalities to 1,734.