Kenya dangerously approaches 100,000 COVID-19 cases

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Coronavirus test. [Photo courtesy]

Another 219 COVID-19 cases were recorded on Tuesday bringing the total tally to 97,127.

Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe announced that a total of 5,413 samples were tested in the last 24 hours bringing the cumulative samples tested since March 2020 to 1,064,419.

Out of the positive case 170 were Kenyans and 49 were foreigners.

In terms of gender, 136 are males and 83 are female with the youngest case being a two-month-old infant and the oldest was 90 years old.

A total of 100 patients made full recovery bring the total recoveries to 79,357.

Out of the new recoveries, 83 were discharged from the home-based care program and 17 from various hospitals in the country.

Sadly, 4 patients succumbed to the disease bringing the total number of deaths to 1,690.

Currently, there are 614 patients admitted in various health facilities countrywide and 2,940 on Home Based Isolation and Care.

29 patients are in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), 15 of whom are on ventilatory support, and 11 on supplemental oxygen while another 3 are on observation.

Another 17 patients are separately on supplementary oxygen, 16 of whom are in the general wards.1 is in the High Dependency Unit (HDU).

Nairobi led with 141 cases followed by Mombasa with 26 cases, Uasin Gishu 7, Kisumu 6, Machakos 5, Taita Taveta 5, Kiambu, Kwale and Nakuru 4 cases each, Elgeyo Markwet, Kajiado and Meru 3 cases each, Kilifi 2, Kirinyaga, Murang’a, Nandi, Nyandarua, Siaya and Turkana 1 case each.