Kenya’s COVID-19 tally jumps to 96,908

Health CS Mutahi Kagwe
Kenya’s Cabinet Secretary for Health Mutahi Kagwe [Photo/Xinhua]

COVID-19 tally in Kenya rose to 96,908 after 106 new cases were recorded on Monday.

The Ministry of Health tested 3,315 samples. The cumulative samples tested so far are 1,059,006.

Out of the new cases, 77 are male and 29 are female while the youngest is a nine-year-old child and the oldest is 70.

Some 184 patients were discharged after recovering from the disease bringing the total recoveries to 79,257.

Of these, 131 were from home-base care programme while 53 were from different hospitals across the country.

Unfortunately, one more person succumbed to the disease bringing the death toll to 1,686.

The ministry also announced that there are 617 patients currently admitted in hospitals around the country while 2,964 others are under Home-Based Isolation and Care.

Another 28 patients are in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), 13 of whom are on ventilatory support, and 12 on supplemental oxygen. 3 are on observation. 

Another 19 patients are separately on supplementary oxygen and 19 are in the general wards.

Nairobi led with 87 cases followed by Uasin Gishu with 5, Kiambu 3, Busia 2, Kajiado 2, Mombasa 2, Machakos 1, Makueni 1, Kericho 1, Meru 1 and Kilifi 1.