Coast region records 118 new infections as country numbers hit 93,405

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

Mombasa County on Thursday recorded the highest number of new COVID-19 infections in the coast region with 46 cases.

According to the Ministry of Health, coastal counties recorded 118 new infections, Mombasa having the highest.

Lamu County, which has not recorded any new infections in a while, registered 25 new cases, followed by Taita Taveta’s and Kilifi, which recorded 21 cases each.

Kwale had 4 new infections with Tana River recording one case.

Meanwhile, the country recorded 552 new infections raising the national COVID-19 toll to 93,405.

The new infections were from a sample size of 7,013 tested in the last 24 hours, bringing cumulative tests to 991,448.

“From the cases, 529 are Kenyans while 23 are foreigners, 346 are males and 206 females. The youngest is a one-year-old baby, while the oldest is 93,” said MoH.

596 patients recovered from the disease, 484 from the home-based care program, while 112 were discharged from various hospitals. Total recoveries now stand at 74,999.

Total fatalities rose to 1,618 after four more patients succumbed to the disease.

843 patients are admitted in various health facilities countrywide and 6,090 on home-based isolation and care.

49 patients are in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), 22 of whom are on ventilatory support, and 21 on supplemental oxygen. Six are on observation.

“Another 43 patients are separately on supplementary oxygen out of whom 33 are in the general wards. 10 are in the High Dependency Unit,” said MoH.