221 new COVID-19 cases recorded, caseload rises to 97,954

Kenya on Friday recorded 221 new COVID-19 cases bringing the tally to 97,954.

A total of 6,190 samples were tested raising the cumulative tally to 1,081,863.

Out of the positive cases, 156 are male and 65 are female while the youngest is a four-year-old child while the oldest is 85.

Some 365 patients recovered from the virus bringing the total recoveries in the country to 80,671.

Out of the new recoveries, 354 were from home-based care programme while 11 were from different hospital in the country.

Sadly, one patient succumbed to the disease bringing the total deaths to 1,703.

Currently, there are 627 patients admitted in various health facilities countrywide and 2,191 on Home Based Isolation and Care. 

32 patients are in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), 19 of whom are on ventilatory support, and 12 on supplemental oxygen. One is on observation. 

Another 10 patients are separately on supplementary oxygen while there is no patient in the High Dependency Unit (HDU).

Nairobi led with 81 cases while Meru followed with 35,  Isiolo 22, Mombasa 16, Kisumu 10, Kitui 9, Nakuru 7, Busia 6, Kisii 6, Lamu 5 and Machakos 5.

Kajiado 4, Laikipia 3, Uasin Gishu 2, Kilifi 2 while Kiambu, Nyandarua, Garissa, Trans Nzoia, Mandera, Bungoma, Vihiga and Murang’a all had one case each.