The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Kenya has risen to 99,227 after 65 people tested positive to the disease, out of a sample size of 2,681 tested in the last 24 hours.
The Ministry of Health, in a statement issued on Monday, also announced that three more patients have succumbed to the virus raising the fatality to 1,734.
The 65 new cases are distributed across the country as follows: Nairobi 53, Kajiado 3, Mombasa 2, Kitui 2, Uasin Gishu 2, Machakos 1, Kakamega 1 and Murang’a 1.
According to the Ministry, 77 more patients have recovered from the disease. 60 are from the Home-Based Isolation and Care while 17 are from our various facilities. Total recoveries now stand at 82,427.
The Ministry further reported that currently there are 697 patients admitted in various health facilities countrywide, while 1,680 are on Home Based Isolation and Care.
“28 patients are in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), 13 of whom are on ventilatory support and 12 on supplemental oxygen. 3 are under observation,” reads the statement.
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