627 Hospitalised as Covid-19 Cases Rise to 97,954

  • An ICU facility in Nandi County
    An ICU facility in Nandi County
  • Kenya has recorded 221 more Covid-19 positive cases in the last 24 hours as the country's total caseload rises to  97,954.

    Unfortunately, one patient has succumbed to the disease bringing the cumulative fatalities to 1,703.

    In a statement on January 8, Health CS Mutahi Kagwe announced that 6,190 samples had been tested over the period. The country has so far conducted 1,081,863 Covid-19 tests.
    Of the positive cases, 156 are male and 65 are female while the youngest is a four-year-old child while the oldest is 85.

    Health CS Mutahi Kagwe addressing the media outside Afya House on March 17, 2020.
    Health CS Mutahi Kagwe addressing the media outside Afya House on March 17, 2020.
    Simon Kiragu

    Today, 365 patients have recovered from the disease, 354 being from the Home-Based Care Program, while 11 have been discharged from various hospitals. The total recoveries now stand at 80,671. 

    Currently, there are 627 patients admitted in various health facilities countrywide and 2,191 on Home Based Isolation and Care. 

    32 patients are in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), 19 of whom are on ventilatory support, and 12 on supplemental oxygen. One is on observation. 

    Another 10 patients are separately on supplementary oxygen while there is no patient in the High Dependency Unit (HDU).

    Distribution of the cases by Counties is as follows; Nairobi 81, Meru 35,  Isiolo 22, Mombasa 16, Kisumu 10, Kitui 9, Nakuru 7, Busia 6, Kisii 6, Lamu 5 and Machakos 5.

    Kajiado 4, Laikipia 3, Uasin Gishu 2, Kilifi 2 while Kiambu, Nyandarua, Garissa, Trans Nzoia, Mandera, Bungoma, Vihiga and Murang'a all had one case each.

    More to follow...