New COVID-19 cases decrease as 199 test positive in last 24 hours

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Coronavirus test. [Photo courtesy]

There were 199 new COVID-19 cases on Monday after 2,416 samples were tested bringing the caseload to 88,579.

Health CS Mutahi Kage said that out of the new cases, 177 were Kenyans and 22 were foreigners.

Further, 123 were male and 76 female with the youngest aged three and the oldest 90.

Some 485 patients were discharged, 416 being from home-based care programme while 89 of them were in hospital.

This brings the recoveries to 69,414.

Sadly, five more patients succumbed to the virus, raising the death toll to 1,531.

The number of patients in intensive care units was 83 in last 24 hours, with 42 of them on supplemental oxygen, 40 on ventilator support and one under observation.

Seventy other patients were also on supplemental oxygen but in general wards (62) and high dependency units (HDU).

As of Monday, 1,171 patients had been hospitalised countrywide while 1,531 were under home-based isolation and care.

Nairobi County recorded the highest number of new cases with 77 followed by Mombasa 21, Busia 20, Uasin Gishu 19, Meru 11, Kiambu nine, West Pokot and Kilifi 7 cases. each, Turkana 5 and Murang’a 3.

Laikipia, Narok and Kajiado each had 4 cases each Kakamega 2, and Nakuru, Kisumu, Embu, Machakos, Siaya and Kwale had one case each.