489 Hospitalised as Covid-19 Cases Rise to 100, 323

  • A total of 130 individuals have tested positive for Covid-19 from a sample size of 4,918 tested in the last 24 hours. This takes the cumulative confirmed positive cases to 100,323.

    Since the start of the pandemic, 1,167,409 samples have been tested for the virus across the country. From the positive cases, 115 are Kenyans while 15 are foreigners.

    88 are males while 42 are females.

    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

    The youngest of the cases is a 4-month-old infant while the oldest is aged 88 years.

    66 patients have been discharged after recovering from the virus. 24 are from various health facilities across the country while 42 are from the Home-Based Isolation and Care programme.

    The total recoveries now stand at 83,691.

    Unfortunately, 1 patients succumbed to the virus in the last 24 hours bringing the total fatalities in the country to 1,744.

    Currently, 489 patients are admitted in various health facilities countrywide, while 1,353 are on Home Based Isolation and Care. 28 patients are in the Intensive Care Unit ( ICU ), 14 of whom are on ventilatory support and 13 on supplemental oxygen. 1 patient is under observation.

    Another 17 patients are separately on supplementary oxygen with 12 of them in the general wards and 5 in the High Dependancy Unit.

    In Counties, the cases have been distributed as follows; Nairobi 66 , Taita Taveta 18 , Mombasa 9 , Nakuru 6 , Narok 6 , Siaya 4 , Uasin Gishu 4 , Kiambu 4 , Kisii 4 , Kilifi 2 , Kisumu 1 , Bungoma 1 , Busia 1 , Kajiado 1 ,
    Kakamega 1 , Nyamira 1 and Nyandarua 1 .