961 COVID-19 deaths recorded as death toll rises to 1,484

Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe. [Photo: Star]

Kenya on Wednesday recorded 961 more COVID-19 cases from a sample size of 7,780.

This now brings the total cases in the country to 85,130,

Health CS Mutahi Kagwe said that out of the new cases, 944 are Kenyans while 17 are foreigners. 626 are males and 335 are females.

The youngest was a five-month-old infant while the oldest is 94 years. 

Some 854 patients recovered from the disease, 686 of whom were from the home-based care programme while 168 discharged from various hospitals.

The total number of recoveries now stands at 56,464.

The number of deaths rose to 1,484 after 10 more people succumbed to the disease.

Further, 1,240 patients have been admitted to various health facilities countrywide with 7,755 under home-based care while another 74 patients are in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), 33 of whom are on ventilatory support and 40 on supplementary oxygen out of whom 61 are in general wards. 16 are in the High Dependency Unit (HDU).