Kenya has recorded 1,091 new Covid-19 cases form 7,300 samples tested in the last 24 hours, bringing the national tally to 144,154.

The cumulative number of samples tested so far stands at 1,549,388. The country’s positivity rate is at 14.9 percent.

In a statement issued on Friday, 9th April, Health CS Mutahi Kagwe announced that from the new cases, 1,058 are Kenyans while 33 are foreigners.

In terms of gender, 610 are males and 481 females. The youngest case is a two-month-old child and the oldest is 100.

Kagwe said 533 patients have recovered, 297 from health facilities, 236 from Home-Based and Isolation Care. The total number of recoveries now stands at 98,183.

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On a sad note, 17 more patients have succumbed, bringing the death toll to 2,309.

Currently, there are 1,605 patients admitted in various health facilities countrywide, 4,233 patients are on Home-Based Isolation and Care. 

Some 236 patients are in the ICU, 45 on ventilatory support, 159 on supplemental oxygen while 32 patients are on observation.

Another 259 patients are separately on supplementary oxygen with 246 of them in general wards and 13 in High Dependency Units (HDU).

Distribution of Cases in Counties:
Nairobi registered 353 cases, Kiambu 67, Uasin Gishu 65, Mombasa 57, Kericho 51, Murang’a 50, Machakos 49, Nakuru 48, Kakamega 34, Kilifi 32, Makueni 29, Kajiado 29, Kitui 29, Nyandarua 26, Kisumu 25, Busia 22, Bungoma 17, Trans Nzoia and Garissa 13 cases each, Turkana, Laikipia, Vihiga and Bomet 10 cases each, Meru nine, Baringo and Nyeri seven cases each, Samburu five, Migori three, Kwale, Lamu and Siaya two cases each while West Pokot, Elgeyo Marakwet, Embu, Kirinyaga and Narok had one case each.

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