60 COVID-19 patients in ICU as new infections rise to 60,704

Mutahi Kagwe
Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe. [Photo courtesy]

A total of 60 Kenyans are in the ICU battling COVID-19.

This is according Health CS Mutahi Kagwe who on Friday said that the country recorded 1,109 new COVID-19 cases raising the tally to 60,704. 

In a statement to newsrooms, 7,153 samples were tested in the last 24 hours bringing the total number of samples tested so far to 730,363.

Out of the 1,109 new cases, 699 were male and 410 were female while the youngest case was a one-year-old infant and the oldest was aged 91. 

1073 were Kenyans while 36 were foreigners.

Another 938 patients were discharged on Friday, 856 of whom were from the home-based care programme and 82 from various hospitals around the country.

This brings the total recoveries to 40,131.

Sadly 21 patients succumbed to the disease bringing the total number of deaths to 1,093.

The number of patients admitted in hospitals across the country are now 1,300 and a further 5,439 are on home-based isolation care.

Nairobi county led with 347 cases and Mombasa was second in 198 cases, Nakuru 73, Uasin Gishu 69, Meru 63, Kiambu 40, Kisumu 36, Nyeri 29, Kilifi 28, Kakamega 25, Trans Nzoia 23, Kajiado 20, Turkana 20, Machakos 17, Busia 15, Laikipia 14, Bungoma 12, Garissa 11, Kisii 11, Siaya 10 ,Kitui 7, Kwale 7, Nandi 6, Tharaka Nithi 6, Kericho 4, Murang’a 4, Mandera 3, Baringo 3, Embu 2.
Bomet, Makueni, Isiolo, Kirinyaga, Taita Taveta, and Nyamira counties reported one case each.