37 in ICU as Covid-19 Cases Rise

  • Health CS Mutahi Kagwe addressing the Nation about Corona Virus outside Afya House on March 17, 2020.
    Health CS Mutahi Kagwe addressing the Nation about Corona Virus outside Afya House on March 17, 2020.
  • A total of 174 individuals have tested positive for Covid-19 from a sample size of 2,848 tested in the last 24 hours. This takes Kenya's cumulative confirmed positive cases to 103,188.

    In a statement on Tuesday, February 16, Health CS Mutahi Kagwe disclosed that the total tests conducted so far are 1,246,279.

    From the positive cases recorded in the last 24 hours, 159 are Kenyans while 15 are foreigners. 92 are male while 82 are female.

    Health CS Mutahi Kagwe.
    Health CS Mutahi Kagwe.

    The youngest case is of a one-year-old baby, while the oldest is 79 years.

    Sadly, two deaths were recorded in the last 24 hours, pushing the total number of fatalities in the country to 1,797.

    86 patients have been discharged after recovering from the virus. 21 are from various health facilities across the country, while 65 are from the Home-Based Isolation and Care program.

    The total recoveries now stand at 85,336.

    There are 258 patients currently admitted in various health facilities countrywide, while 1,190 patients are on Home Based Isolation and Care. 37 patients are in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), 15 of whom are on ventilatory support and 17 on supplemental oxygen.

    Five patients are on observation. Another 11 patients are separately on supplementary oxygen with all of them in the general wards.

    In terms of County distribution; Nairobi led with 124 cases, Nakuru 10, Mombasa 9, Kiambu7, Kilifi 4, Uasin Gishu 4, Murang'a 3, Machakos 3, Embu 2, Kajiado 2, Kirinyaga 1,Makueni 1, Migori 1, Taita Taveta 1, Elgeyo Marakwet 1 and Wajir 1.

    In terms of sub county distribution; the 124 cases in Nairobi are from Lang'ata 43, Dagoretti North 16, Kibra and Westlands 7 cases each, Mathare 6, Embakasi Central, Kamukunji, Roysambu and Ruaraka 5 cases each.

    Embakasi South, Kasarani and Starehe recorded 4 cases each, Dagoretti South, Embakasi East, Embakasi North and Makadara 3 cases each, Embakasi West recorded 1 case.