Kenya edges closer to 100,000 COVID-19 cases

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Coronavirus test. [Photo courtesy]

Some 112 people tested positive for COVID-19 bringing the total cases in the country to 96,251.

This was from a sample size of 3,327. Hitherto, 1,041,679 samples have been tested.

Out of the new cases, 98 are Kenyans while 14 are foreigners. Sixty-nine are male and 43 are female. The youngest case was a three-year-old child while the oldest was 84.

The total recoveries rose to 78,475 after some 816 more patients were discharged after making full recovery. Of these, 798 were from home-based care programme while 18 were from various hospitals in the country.

Sadly, two more patients succumbed to the virus bringing the death toll to 1,667.

As of Wednesday, there were 667 patients admitted in various across the country while 3,214 are on Home-based Isolation and Care.

Another 30 patients are in the intensive care unit (ICU) 16 of whom are on ventilatory support, and 12 on supplemental oxygen. 2 are on observation.

Another 23 patients are separately on supplementary oxygen, out of whom 21 are in general wards. 2 are in the High Dependency Unit (HDU).

Nairobi still led with 53 new cases followed by Mombasa with 23, Kakamega 7, Bungoma 7, Kilifi 7, Kajiado 2, Lamu 2, Kisumu 2, Busia 2, Nyeri 1, Siaya 1, Kwale 1, Machakos 1, Nakuru 1, Kiambu 1 and Uasin Gishu 1.