Kenya Records 1554 Covid Cases and14 More Deaths

The Ministry of Health has on Friday announced that Kenya recorded 1,554 COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours.

Of the positive cases, 1,526 are Kenyans and 28 are foreigners. Ideally, 940 are male and 604 are female while the youngest case is 5 months old and the oldest is aged 97.

Kenya’s caseload now stands at 81,656.

Health CS Mutahi Kagwe in a statement said that 14 more patients have succumbed to the virus bringing the fatalities rate to 1,441.

Kagwe further announced that 599 patients have recovered from the virus, 479 from the home-based care program, and 123 from hospitals around the country bringing the total number of recoveries to 54,125.

There are 1,200 patients admitted to various health facilities countrywide, while 7,521 are on home-based isolation and care.

72 patients are in the intensive care unit (ICU), 41 of whom are on ventilatory support, and 30 on supplemental oxygen.

Another 93 patients are separately on supplementary oxygen, out of whom 68 are in the general wards 25 are in the High Dependency Unit (HDU).

Nairobi in terms of distribution leads with 546 followed by Mombasa with 159, Kilifi 153, Kiambu 96 and Kericho (68).

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