Kenya’s coronavirus caseload has crossed the 50,000 mark after 1081 people turned out positive in the last 24 hours.

The alarming numbers now raises Kenya’s covid-19 cases to 50,851.

Kenya’s death toll, the highest in East Africa, now stands at 950. This is after 16 people succumbed to the deadly virus.

According to the Ministry of Health, a total of 1060 patients are admitted in various health facilities countrywide.

The remaining 4,230 are monitored under the Home Based Care program.

36 patients are in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), 18 of whom are on ventilatory support and 14 on supplementary oxygen.

45 patients are on supplementary oxygen, 22 of whom are in general wards and 23 are in High Dependency Unit (HDU).

In terms of counties, today Nairobi recorded (199)cases, Mombasa (117), while Kiambu had (102) cases.

In other counties; Kericho (73), Nakuru (67), Bungoma (66), Uasin-Gishu (55), Kisumu (50), Kilifi (40), Kisii (30), Bomet (18), Siaya (18), Nyeri (16), West Pokot (16), Meru (14), Isiolo (14), Machakos (12), while Murang’a and Nandi each had (10) cases.

Laikipia, Kajiado, and Garissa reported (9) cases, Busia (8), Tharaka-Nithi (6), Nyamira (6), Kirinyaga, Vihiga, and Samburu (5), Kakamega (4), Kwale (4), Trans Nzoia, Baringo, and Wajir (3), while Turkan, Narok, Nyandarua, Taita Taveta, Tana River each had (2) and Migori closing the list with (1) case.

However, atleast 426 confirmed discharges were reported today with 312 from the home-based care program and 114 from the hospital around the country.

This brings the total number of recoveries to 35,258.

Uhuru Verdict

President Uhuru Kenyatta has organized a meeting with his governors to address the rising cases of Covid-19 infections across the country.

The summit will review counter measures to combat the virus, as well as address the ongoing political campaigns that continue to pull crowds that defy covid-19 guidelines.