6 More Deaths Recorded as Covid-19 Cases Rise

  • Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe addressing the media on November 26, 2020
    Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe addressing the media on November 26, 2020
  • 208 individuals have tested positive for Covid-19 from a sample size of 3,415 tested in the last 24 hours.

    This takes Kenya's cumulative confirmed positive cases to 104,201.

    In a statement on Sunday, February 21, Health CS Mutahi Kagwe disclosed that the total tests conducted so far are 1,265,773.

    An image of a Covid-19 vaccine
    A woman holds a small bottle labelled with a "Vaccine Covid-19" sticker taken on April 10, 2020.

    From the positive cases recorded in the last 24 hours, 173 are Kenyans while 35 are foreigners. 147 are males while 61 are females.

    The youngest is a one-year-old child while the eldest is 82 years.

    37 patients have recovered from the disease in the last 24 hours. Total recoveries now stand at 85,577.

    Sadly, 6 patients have succumbed to the disease pushing our cumulative fatality to 1,823.

    There are 328 patients currently admitted to various health facilities countrywide, while 1,160 patients are on Home Based Isolation and Care.

    51 patients are in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), 24 of whom are on ventilator support and 23 on supplemental oxygen.

    4 patients are on observation. Another 8 patients are separately on supplementary oxygen in the general wards. 

    In terms of County distribution; Nairobi 128, Nakuru 6, Mombasa 14, Kiambu 27, Uasin Gishu 3, Machakos 4, Kajiado 4, Kwale 2, Kisii 2, Meru 4, Murang'a 1, Kilifi 1 and Kirinyaga 1.

    In terms of Sub County distribution; the 128 cases in Nairobi are from Mathare (7), Embakasi Central (22), Dagoretti North (10), Kasarani (6), Westlands (24), Ruaraka and Roysambu (2) cases each.