The Ministry of Health on Friday, 24th September, announced 394 new Covid-19 cases, raising the country’s caseload to 248,069, and 37 more deaths.
In a press statement issued in Nairobi, Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe said the latest figure had been derived from 7,254 samples tested in the last 24 hours. This brings to 2,527,861 the cumulative number of Covid-19 tests. The country’s positivity rate is at 5.4 per cent.
Of the cases, 383 are Kenyans while 11 are foreigners, with 181 being females and 213 males. The youngest is a two-month-old baby, while the oldest is 104.
Some 414 patients have recovered from the disease, 367 from home-based and isolation care, while 47 are from various health facilities. The total number of recoveries now stands at 239,298.
Kenya reported 37 new deaths pushing the death toll to 5,082.
Kagwe said that 1,241 patients are currently admitted to various health facilities countrywide, while 2,707 are under the home-based isolation and care programme.
At the same time, 87 patients are in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), 51 of whom are on ventilatory support, 31 on supplemental oxygen and five patients are under observation.
Another 373 patients are separately on supplemental oxygen with 360 of them in general wards and 13 in High Dependency Units (HDU).
The cases are distributed in the counties as follows: Nairobi leads with 108 cases, Nakuru 39, Meru 23, Uasin Gishu 22, Kiambu 21, Baringo 16, Laikipia 15, Kajiado 13, Narok and Garissa, 11 cases each, Bomet nine, Wajir and Kericho, eight cases each, Kisii, Nyeri and Turkana seven cases each, Machakos, and Bungoma and Embu, six cases each. Migori and Murang’a had five cases each, Kakamega, Nyandarua, Kilifi, Kitui and Makueni, four cases each, Marsabit three, Busia, Elgeyo Marakwet, Kirinyaga, Kisumu, Homa Bay, West Pokot and Mombasa, two cases each, and Nandi, Siaya, Tharaka Nithi and Lamu, one case each.