719 more test positive for COVID-19

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Health CS Mutahi Kagwe at a past COVID-19 briefing./COURTESY

719 more people have tested positive for COVID-19 to push national infections to 62,488.

The new infections were from a sample size of 4,732 tested in the last 24 hours, bringing to 742,481 cumulative tests done nationally. From the cases 685 are Kenyans and 34 are foreigners.

Distribution of the cases by Counties is as follows; Nairobi 336, Mombasa 84, Busia 50, Kiambu 45, Turkana 33, Kajiado 24, Kitui 21, Nyeri 20, Garissa 20, Nakuru 18, Kakamega 17, Mandera 14, Machakos 9, Kilifi 4, Kirinyaga 4, Trans Nzoia 4, Homabay 3, Tharaka Nithi 3, Nyandarua 2, , Meru 2, Isiolo 1, Kwale 1, Nyamira 1, Laikipia 1, Migori 1 and Embu 1.

“912 patients have recovered from the disease, 782 from the Home-Based Care Program, while 130 have been discharged from various hospitals. Total recoveries now stand at 41,931,” said MoH.

There are currently 1,316 patients admitted in various health facilities countrywide, while 5,623 are on Home Based Isolation and Care.

60 patients are in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), 23 of whom are on ventilatory support and 32 on supplemental oxygen.

Another 70 patients are separately on supplementary oxygen out of whom 59 are in the general wards, while 11 are in the High Dependency Unit (HDU).

Eight patients succumbed to the disease bringing the total fatality to 1,111.

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