141 people have tested positive for Covid-19 from a sample size of 3,571 tested in the last 24 hours. This takes the cumulative confirmed positive cases to 100,193.
Since the start of the pandemic, 1,162,491 samples have been tested for the virus across the country. From the positive cases, 121 are Kenyans while 20 are foreign nationals. 81 are male while 60 are female.
The youngest of the cases is a one-year-old child while the oldest is aged 87.Health CS Mutahi Kagwe addressing the Nation about Corona Virus outside Afya House on March 17, 2020.Simon KiraguKenyans.co.ke
The Ministry of Health announced that 207 patients have been discharged after recovering from the virus.
15 are from various health facilities across the country while 192 are from the Home-Based Isolation and Care programme. The total recoveries now stand at 83,625.
6 patients have succumbed to Covid-19 in the last 24 hours pushing the cumulative fatalities in the country at 1,750.
Currently, 500 patients are admitted to various health facilities countrywide, while 1,340 are on Home Based Isolation and Care.
25 patients are in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), 14 of whom are on ventilatory support and 10 on supplemental oxygen. 1 patient is under observation.
Another 17 patients are separately on supplementary oxygen with 10 of them in the general wards across the country. 7 patients are in the High Dependency Unit.
In terms of County distribution ; Nairobi 87 , Kilifi 8 , Kwale 7 , Taita Taveta 6 , Siaya 5 , Nyeri 4 , Uasin Gishu 3 , Kericho 3 , Mombasa 3 , Nakuru 3 , Garissa 2 , Turkana 2 , Kiambu 2 , Kisumu 2 , Machakos 1 ,
Makueni 1 , Murang'a 1 and Bungoma 1.
In terms of Sub County distribution; the 87 cases in Nairobi are from Dagoretti North 42, Kibra 7, Lang'ata 6, Westlands 5.
Kasarani 4 , Embakasi Central , Embakasi East and Starehe recorded 3 cases each, Dagoretti South , Embakasi South , Embakasi West , Kamukunji and Makadara recorded 2 cases each, Embakasi North, Mathare, Roysambu and Ruaraka recorded 1 case each.
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