Kenya has recorded 302  new cases of Covid19 raising the total number of confirmed cases to 83,618 from a cumulative test of 888,971 conducted since March. Of the new cases, 286 are Kenyans while 16 are foreigners with 191 being male while 111 females were confirmed to have contracted the virus.

The youngest is a one-year-old baby, while the oldest is aged 83 years. 369 patients have recovered from the disease, 287 from the Home-Based Care Program, while 82 have been discharged from various hospitals. The total number of recoveries now stands at 55,344. 17 patients have succumbed to the disease bringing the cumulative fatalities to 1,469.

According to health cabinet secretary Mutahi Kagwe, a total of 1,282 patients are currently admitted in various health facilities across the country while another 8,405 are on Home Based Isolation and Care.

72 patients are in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), 47 are on ventilatory support, and 23 on supplemental oxygen. A further 92 patients are separately on supplementary oxygen with 72 admitted in general wards and 20 in High Dependency Unit (HDU).



By Mwadime Iryne

Multimedia journalist

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