Kenya Hits 82,605 Coronavirus Cases As 949 Test Positive

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  • The Ministry of health has announced that Kenya's Covid-19 cases now stand at 82,605 after recording 949 positive cases in the last 24 hours.
  • Out of that, 36 were foreigners while 913 were Kenyans.
  • Nairobi county recorded the highest number at 400, followed by Kiambu county at 138 and Mombasa at 71.

The Ministry of health has announced that Kenya’s Coronavirus cases now stand at 82,605 after recording 949 positive cases in the last 24 hours.

The latest caseload come in the wake of testing a sample size of 8,311 people, which is amongst the highest testing in a day since the onset of the virus in Kenya.

As a result, Kenya has so far tested a record of 879,261 people. Out of that, 36 were foreigners while 913 were Kenyans. With regards to gender, 391 were females with males being 558. The oldest victim was 100 year-old while the youngest was a two months old baby.

Further, four people succumbed to the Coronavirus, bringing the total deaths in the country to 1,445. Mutahi Kagwe also added that a total of 1,244 have been admitted across various hospitals in the country. Out of that,74 are on supplementary oxygen, 50 on ventilatory support, while 74 are on intensive care unit (ICU).

Mutahi Kagwe giving updates on Coronavirus
Mutahi Kagwe giving updates on Coronavirus

Also, 105 patients are on supplementary oxygen of which 25 are in High Dependency Units (HDU) with 76 others being in general wards. Those in home based care are 7,829.

In terms of recovery, 274 people recovered out of which 50 were from various health facilities in the country while 224 others were from home based cares. That now brings the total recovery in the country to 54,399 according to the ministry of health.

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Nairobi county recorded the highest number at 400, followed by Kiambu county at 138, Mombasa at 71, Kakamega at 49, Kericho at 33, Kisii at 30, Nyamira at 26, Machakos at 24, Kisumu at 18, Kilifi at 15, Bungoma 15, Taita taveta 15, Busia 14, Siaya 9, Makueni 9, Turkana 9, Kajiado 9, Laikipia 9, Embu 8, Nyeri 7, Murang’a 7, Tana River 6, Lamu 4, Vihiga 4, nakuru 4, Meru 4, Isiolo 2, uasin Gishu 2, Bomet 2, Homa bay 1, Nandi 1, Kirinyaga 1, Migori 1, and Trans Nzoia 1.

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