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COVID-19: 94-year-old among the 854 new patients

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The Ministry of Health has announced that 961 people have tested positive for COVID-19 bringing the total cases in the country to 85,130.

The 961 cases were tested from a sample size of 7,780. The total number of samples tested in the country now stands at 901,426.

From the cases, 944 are Kenyans while 17 are foreigners. In terms of gender, 626 are males and 335 are females, while the youngest is a five-month infant and the oldest is 94.

The recorded cases were spread across the counties as follows; Nairobi 203, Nakuru 118, Kilifi 83, Kirinyaga 71, Kericho 57, Uasin Gishu 52, Mombasa 41, Embu 41, Busia 40, Nyandarua 24, Kiambu 23, Kisumu 22, Isiolo 21, Nyeri 18, Nandi 16, Murang’a 14, Homa Bay 13, Kakamega 12, Nyamira 9, Turkana 8, Kajiado 7, Kwale 7, Trans Nzoia 7, Samburu 6, Vihiga 6, Siaya 6, Baringo 5, Taita Taveta 5, Kisii 5, Machakos 4, West Pokot 4, Meru 2, Mandera 2, Laikipia 2, Elgeyo Marakwet 2, Bomet 1, Garissa 1, Bungoma Marsabit 1 and Kitui 1.

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According to the Ministry of Health, 854 patients have recovered from the disease; 686 from the Home Based Care Program while 168 were discharged from various health care facilities in the country.
Total recoveries in the country now stand at 56,464.

Unfortunately, 10 patients have succumbed to the virus bringing the total fatalities to 1,484.

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