COVID-19 fatalities near 1700, as hospitalizations remain low

One person has succumbed to COVID-19 in the last 24 hours, pushing Kenya’s fatality rate to 1,690. – By Gerald Gekara.

In a report by the Ministry of Health, 219 people have tested positive for the virus, from a sample size of 5,413 tested over the same period.

The total tally now stands at 97,127, out of the cumulative tests that stand at 1,064,419.  

170 of the cases are Kenyans while 49 are foreigners.

In terms of counties; Nairobi had (141) cases, Mombasa (26), Uasin Gishu (7), Kisumu (6), Machakos (5), Taita Taveta (5), Kiambu, Kwale & Nakuru 4 cases each, Elgeyo Markwet, Kajiado and Meru 3 cases each, Kilifi 2, while Kirinyaga, Murang’a, Nandi, Nyandarua, Siaya and Turkana recorded (1) case each.

The ministry also reported a further 100 patients who had recovered from the disease. 83 being from the Home-Based Care Program, while 17 have been discharged from various hospitals.

The total recoveries now stand at 79,357. However, 4 patients have succumbed to the disease, pushing the cumulative fatalities to 1,690.

Currently, there are 614 patients admitted in various health facilities countrywide and 2,940 on Home Based Isolation and Care. 

29 patients are in Intensive Care Unit (ICU), 15 of whom are on ventilatory support and 11 on supplemental oxygen. 3 are on observation.

Another 17 patients are separately on supplementary oxygen, 16 of whom are in the general wards and 1 in High Dependency Unit.