497 New Covid-19 Cases as 16 More People Succumb to the Virus

Kenya on Wednesday, October 21 recorded 497 new Covid-19 cases, bringing the total caseload to 46,144.

The number of deaths rose to 858 as 16 more people succumbed to the virus in the last 24 hours

The ministry of health tested a sample of 4,888 tested in the last 24 hours, bringing the total tests conducted so far to 632,669.

From the cases, 295 are males and 202 females while the youngest is a one-year-old child and the oldest is 88 years.

The Ministry of Health in a statement on Wednesday confirmed the majority of the new cases were Kenyans while 26 were foreigners.

The worrying trend seen over the past few days is the increasing number of patients on supplemental oxygen in the ICU has risen to 41.

At least 27 patients are in the Intensive Care Unit.

The good news from the MOH is that 238 patients have been discharged after successful recoveries raising the country’s recovery total to 32,760.

Out of this, 170 were discharged from the home-based care programme, while 68 were from various health facilities.

Across the country 1,189 patients are currently admitted in various hospitals while some 2,661 patients are on home-based care programme.

Distribution of the cases  by counties is as follows;  Nairobi 227, Machakos 64, Mombasa 51, Uasin Gishu 37, Laikipia 28, Busia 19, Kajiado 11, Embu 10, Nakuru 9, Wajir 7, Kiambu and Kilifi 6 cases each.

Kisumu had 4 cases, Nyeri 4, Makueni 3, while Elgeiyo Marakwet, Meru, Kisii, and Turkana had 2 cases each, Narok, Homabay and Kakamega had 1 case each.


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