COVID-19: KU Hospital increases bed capacity as infections spike to 23,873

The Kenyatta University has unveiled a 500-capacity Infectious Disease Unit in its hospital, to handle more coronavirus patients, and boost its bed capacity.

While speaking at the facility, Health CS Mutahi Kagwe applauded the institution’s head Joy Mugendi for their part in fighting COVID-19.

“The increase in bed capacity, new HDU & ICU at KURRH comes in handy to tackle the virus infection especially in Nairobi being the epicenter of Covid-19 accounting for 60 percent of positive cases across the country.” said CS Kagwe.

In his recent briefing, Kagwe announced 671 more COVID-19 cases after testing of 6,200 samples.

Kenya’s total now stands at 23,873, after a total sample size of 329,123 taken.

He confirmed three more patients had succumbed to the coronavirus disease, further raising the fatalities recorded in the country to 391.

The new infections are said to have affected people aged between 3- 94 years, and include 633 Kenyans and 38 foreigners.

However, 603 more patients recovered from the virus; with a total of 436 coming from the home-based care program, and 167 being discharged from hospitals. Total number of recoveries now stands at 9,930.

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