New tally confirms 98 cases of COVID-19, three deaths

Mutahi Kagwe KEMRI
Health CS Mutahi Kagwe accompanied by government officials visited Jaramogi teaching and Referral Hospital

The Ministry of Health has announced a further 98 people who have tested positive for the virus, from a sample size of 3,369 tested in the last 24 hours. – By Gerald Gekara.

This tally raises Kenya’s caseload to 98,432 after 1,097,647 samples.

Distribution of the cases by Counties; Nairobi (49), Mombasa (14), Uasin Gishu (8), Kiambu (4), Kwale (3), Nakuru (3), Bungoma (2), Kisii (2), Kisumu (2), Turkana (2), Machakos (2), while Kirinyaga, Laikipia, Kajiado, Kericho, Meru, Nandi, and Siaya recorded (1) case each.

There are 696 patients currently admitted in various health facilities countrywide and 2,116 are on Home Based Isolation and Care. 32 patients are in Intensive Care Unit (ICU), 21 of whom are on ventilatory support and 10 on supplemental oxygen. 1 is on observation.

11 patients are separately on supplementary oxygen all of whom are in the general wards. No patient is in the High Dependency Unit.

Over the same period, 154 patients have recovered from the disease, 144 being from the Home-Based Care Program, while 10 have been discharged from various hospitals.

The total recoveries now stand at 81,255.

3 patients have lost their lives to the disease, pushing the cumulative fatalities to 1,716.