Kenya records 11,324 recoveries in single day

Dr Rashid Aman
Health CAS Dr Rashid Aman. [Photo: Courtesy]

Kenya recorded the highest number of recoveries on Thursday registering 11,324 new discharges.

Health CAS Dr Rashid Aman said that 11,177 were discharged from home-based care program and 147 were from hospitals around the country.

This now brings the total number of recoveries to 67,788.

However, the country recorded 1,253 new COVID-19 cases which raised the country tally to 86,383.

A total of 10,170 samples were tested in the last 24 hours bringing the total number of samples to 911,596. 

Out of the new cases, 747 were male and 506 were female while the youngest case was a one-year-old infant and the oldest was 98.

Saldy, 16 patients succumbed to the disease bringing the total number of deaths to 1,500.

Further, 1,200 patients are admitted to various health facilities countrywide with 7,755 on Home Based Isolation and Care.

73 patients are in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), 31 of whom are on ventilatory support and 41 on supplementary oxygen. 16 are in the High Dependency Unit (HDU).

Nairobi had the highest cases with 326 cases followed by Mombasa 145, Kilifi 105, Kiambu 86, Murang’a 67, Meru 45, Kirinyanga 43, Makueni 36, Migori 35, Embu 34, Laikipia 32, Nakuru 26, Machakos 25, Kitui 24 and Taita Taveta 20.

Bungoma county recorded 19 cases, Siaya 18, Lamu 17, Nyeri 17, Uasin Gishu 14, Kajiado  13 ,Garissa 13, Kisumu 12, Nandi 12, Tharaka Nithi 11, Bomet 11, Homa Bay 10 and Busia 7.

Kwale, Kakamega and Samburu counties are reported six cases, Nyandarua 5, Kericho 4, Isiolo 3 and Turkana 2.