Health CAS Rashid Aman on Tuesday announced 551 new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours.
The cases were from a sample size of 4,675 was tested and takes the country’s caseload 84,169.
Of the new cases, 525 were Kenyans while 26 were foreigners.
In terms of gender, 301 were males while 250 were females. The youngest to have contracted the virus is a seven-day-old infant and the oldest is 100.
Unfortunately, the ministry said it had lost 5 more patients to the virus. The fatalities’ tally is now at 1,474.
At the moment, 266 patients have recovered from the virus bringing the tally for recoveries’ to 18146. 206 were from home-based care programme while 60 were discharged from various health facilities across the country.
The CAS further announced that 1,275 patients are currently admitted in various hospitals across the country. Another, 8,070 patients are on the home-based care programme.
A total of 71 patients are in ICU, out of which 36 are on ventilatory support while 88 patients are separately on supplementary oxygen, out of which 70 are in general wards and 18 in the HDU.
County distribution is as follows: Nairobi 212, Kilifi 39, Mombasa 35, Nyeri 33, Embu 30, Nandi 25, Machakos 22, Siaya 21, Kajiado 19, Kiambu 18, Lamu 16, Nyandarua 14, Turkana 11, Uasin Gishu 8, Taita Taveta 7, Kisumu 7 Meru 6.
Garissa 6, Kwale 5, Samburu 5, Murang’a 3, Mandera 2, Busia, Laikipia, Kakamega, Wajir, Tharaka Nithi recorded 1 case each.