Kenya Records 230 Covid-19 Cases

  • Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe addressing the media.
    Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe addressing the media.
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  • Kenya has recorded 230 more Covid-19 positive cases in the last 24 hours as the country's total caseload rises to 98,184.

    In a statement on Saturday, January 9, Health CS Mutahi Kagwe announced that 6,515 samples had been tested over the period. The country has so far conducted 1,088,378 Covid-19 tests.
     
    Of the positive cases, 221 are Kenyans while nine are foreigners.

    A medical practitioner dressed in protective gear at Coronavirus isolation and treatment facility in Mbagathi District Hospital on Friday, March 6, 2020.
    A medical practitioner dressed in protective gear at the Coronavirus isolation and treatment facility in Mbagathi District Hospital on Friday, March 6, 2020.
    Simon Kiragu
    Kenyans.co.ke

    152 are male and 78 are female while the youngest is a two-year-old child while the oldest is 77.

    Unfortunately, one patient has succumbed to the disease bringing the cumulative fatalities to 1,704.

    Today, 137 patients have recovered from the disease, 127 being from the Home-Based Care Program, while 10 have been discharged from various hospitals. The total recoveries now stand at 80,808. 

    Currently, there are 664 patients admitted in various health facilities countrywide and 1,961 on Home Based Isolation and Care. 

    31 patients are in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), 20 of whom are on ventilatory support, and 11 on supplemental oxygen. One is on observation. 

    Another 10 patients are separately on supplementary oxygen in the general wards and no patient is in the High Dependency Unit.

    The distribution of cases is as follows; Nairobi 77, Taita Taveta 36, Kiambu 20, Busia 19, Kisumu 12, Meru 11, Uasin Gishu 10, Kilifi 10, Kitui 9, Mombasa 4, Kajiado 4, Laikipia 3, Murang'a 3, Nakuru 2, Kisii 1, Machakos 1, Garissa 1, Trans Nzoia 1, Bungoma 1, Nyamira 1, Migori 1, Makueni 1, Siaya 1 and Vihiga 1.