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Covid-19: 223 new infections recorded in last 24 hours

Health & Science - By Standard Reporter | January 16th 2021 at 03:32:39 GMT +0300

Kenya has recorded 223 new Covid-19 cases in the past 24 hours raising the country's total caseload to 99,082.

In a statement by the Ministry of Health on Saturday, Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe said the new cases are from 7,748 samples which push the country's cumulative tests to 1,221,974.

County distribution; Nairobi 127, Migori 19, Mombasa 10, Kiambu 9, Meru 9, Kajiado 8, Kilifi 6, Busia 5, Murang’a 5, Kericho 4, Nakuru 4, Machakos 3, Uasin Gishu 3, Kisii 2, Turkana 2, Garissa, Kakamega, Kitui, Kwale, Laikipia, Makueni and Taita-Taveta 1 case each.

On a positive note, 129 patients recovered with 115 from the home-based care programme while 14 were discharged from various hospitals bringing the total number of recoveries to 83,324.

Covid 19 Time Series

 

However, Kagwe said two (2) patients have succumbed to the disease bringing Kenya’s fatalities since March to 1,728.

Currently, there are 686 patients admitted in various health facilities countrywide while 1,649 are on Home Based Isolation and Care.

29 patients are in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), 14 of whom are on ventilatory support and 12 on supplemental oxygen. Three are under observation.

Another 13 patients are separately on supplementary oxygen with 12 of them in the general wards. One patient is in the High Dependency Unit.

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