98 new COVID-19 cases confirmed, tally now 98,432

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Coronavirus test. [Photo courtesy]

Another 98 people tested positive for COVID-19 on Tuesday bringing the total cases in the country to 98,432.

Some 3,369 samples were tested in the last 24 hours. The cumulative tests conducted since March when the first case was announced in the country is 1,097,647.

Of the new cases, 87 were Kenyans and 11 were foreigners with the youngest being a three-year-old child and the oldest aged 85 years.

Another 154 patients were discharged bringing the recoveries to 81,225.

Of the new recoveries, 144 were discharged from the Home Based Care Programme, while 10 were discharged from various health facilities in the country.

The country’s cumulative recoveries now stand at 81,255.

Sadly, three patients succumbed to the virus bringing the death toll to 1,716.

Some 696 patients have been admitted in various hospitals across the country and 2,116 are on Home Based Isolation and Care.

The Ministry of Health stated that 32 patients are in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), 21 of whom are on ventilatory support and 10 on supplemental oxygen. 1 is on observation.

Another 11 patients are separately on supplementary oxygen all of whom are in the general wards. No patient is in the High Dependency Unit.

 Led with 49 cases followed by Mombasa with 14 cases, Uasin Gishu 8, Kiambu 4, Kwale 3, Nakuru 3, Bungoma 2, Kisii 2, Kisumu 2, Turkana 2, Machakos 2, Kirinyaga 1, Laikipia 1, Kajiado 1, Kericho 1, Kericho 1, Meru 1, Nandi 1 and Siaya 1.