355 new COVID-19 cases recorded, caseload now 97,733

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Another 355 new COVID-19 cases were recorded on Thursday raising the country’s caseload to 97,733.

Health CS Mutahi Kagwe announced that 5,424 samples were tested over the period. 

Kenya has cumulatively tested 1,075,673 samples since March 2020 when the first COVID-19 case was recorded.

 Of the positive cases, 233 are male and 102 are female while the youngest is a one-year-old infant while the oldest is 94 years.

Another 340 patients were discharged bringing the country’s total recoveries to 80,306.

Out of the new recoveries, 261 were from Home-Based Care programme and 79 were from various hospitals in the country.

Hospitals around the country have 536 patients admitted over COVID-19 and 2,498 on Home-Based Isolation and Care. 

Twenty-nine patients are in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), 18 of whom are on ventilatory support, and 9 on supplemental oxygen. Two are on observation. 

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

Nairobi led with 102 cases followed by Meru with 46,  Makueni 40, Nyeri 19, Kajiado 14, Embu 13, Mombasa 12, Kiambu 11 while Nakuru, Migori, Nyandarua and busia had nine cases each.