Coast region registers 29 new infections as country numbers rise to 88,579

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

Mombasa County registered 21 new COVID-19 infections on Monday as 29 more people tested positive for the disease in the coast region.

Mvita sub-county registered the highest new infections in Mombasa with nine cases followed by Nyali’s five cases. Jomvu recorded three cases while Kisauni and Likoni registered two cases each.

Kilifi County recorded seven new cases, six in Malindi and one in Kaloleni.

Kwale had one case in Msambweni.

Meanwhile, national infections rose to 88,579 after 199 more people tested positive for the disease.

The new infections were from a sample size of 2,416 tested in the last 24 hours.

“The cumulative tests are now 934,215. From the cases, 177 are Kenyans while 22 are foreigners. In terms of gender 123 are males and 76 females. The youngest is a three-year-old, while the oldest is 90,” said the Ministry of Health.

485 patients recovered from the disease, bringing national recoveries to 69,414.

However, five more succumbed to the disease, to raise national fatalities to 1,531.

1,171 patients are admitted in various health facilities countrywide with 8,127 on home-based isolation and care.

“83 patients are in Intensive Care Unit (ICU), 40 of whom are on ventilatory support, and 42 on supplementary oxygen. 1 is on observation. Another 70 patients are separately on supplementary oxygen out of whom 62 are in general wards. Eight are in the High Dependency Unit,” said MoH.