Kenya Confirms 497 Virus Cases Raising Total To 27,425

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With Coronavirus having spread to all the 47 counties, number of infections continues to spike.

Samburu county has thus far recorded 10 infections.

“Samburu county has 10 cases of coronavirus. The virus is now in all 47 counties. The Ministry has been conducting an assessment to know our level of preparedness,” Health CAS Dr Mercy Mwangangi told reporters during the daily COVID-19 briefing from Afya House.

 

On Tuesday, Kenya recorded 497 infections from a 4,171 sample size. The total number of infections has a result risen to 27,425.

Cumulatively, 362,501 tests have been carried out since the first case of Coronavirus was confirmed in Nairobi.

Of the newly detected cases, 467 were Kenyans while 30 were foreigners.

In terms of gender, 185 were females while 312 were males. The youngest case was that of a 6 months old infant and the oldest was 80 years.

In the last 24 hours, 372 patients have been discharged; 57 from various hospitals and 315 from the home-based care program.

This pushes the total number of recoveries to 13,867.

On a sad note, 15 people lost the battle to Covid-19, raising the number of fatalities to 438.

11 of the deceased persons, Dr Mwangangi told reporters, had underlying issues.

Some were suffering from diabetes, kidney failure and hypertension.

In the counties, the new infections were spread out as follows: Nairobi (236), Kiambu (35), Kajiado (26), Mombasa (19), Machakos (19), Laikipia (18), Kisumu (17), Murang’a (11).

Addressing the level of preparedness in Nairobi county which continues to register the highest numbers of infections on a daily basis, Dr Mwangangi stated that there are 1,180 beds.

1,104 are for isolation cases while 76 are equipped to handle ICU cases.

 

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