Covid-19: Kenya records 344 new cases as 107 patients recuperate in ICU

Friday, May 28th, 2021 16:59 |
Health CS Mutajhi Kagwe. PHOTO: Courtesy.

Kenya on Friday recorded 344 new coronavirus cases from a sample size of 4,864 tested in the past 24 hours.

In a statement, Ministry of Health said the positivity rate is now at 7.1 per cent as total confirmed positive cases jump to 170,041.

Cumulative tests conducted in the country so far are 1,801,449.

Of the new cases, Nairobi leads with 77 followed by Siaya 68, Kisumu 53, Mombasa 14, Bungoma 13, Busia and Uasin Gishu 12 cases each, Nakuru and Homa Bay 11 cases each, Kisii 9, Garissa 8, Kiambu and Nyeri 7 cases each, Embu 6, Murang’a 5, Makueni 4, Kericho 3, Baringo, Kajiado, Kilifi, Kirinyaga, Kitui, Trans Nzoia and Turkana 2 cases each, West Pokot, Elgeyo Marakwet, Kakamega, Mandera, Meru, Migori, Machakos, Nandi, Narok and Taita Taveta 1 case each.

Some 30 patients have recovered from the disease. Of these, 27 are from various health facilities and three are from the home based and isolation care.

"Total recoveries now stand at 116,018 of whom 84,350 are from the home based care and isolation program, and 31,668 are from various health facilities," Health CS Mutahi Kagwe said.

Sixteen people have succumbed to the disease all of them being late deaths reported after conducting facility record audits.

"This now pushes the cumulative fatalities to 3,124. Our sincere condolences to the families and friends of those who have lost their loved ones," Kagwe added.

Some 1,188 patients are currently admitted in various health facilities countrywide and 4,712 patients are under the home based and isolation care program.

A total of 107 patients are in the ICU, 20 of whom are on ventilatory support and 63 on supplemental oxygen.

Twenty four patients are under observation and 86 patients are separately on supplemental oxygen with 80 of them in general wards and six in High Dependency Units (HDU).

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