Kenya has recorded 123 new Covid-19 cases bringing to 98,555 the number of confirmed cases countrywide.
Speaking at Kenyatta University on Wednesday, 13th January Health CS Mutahi Kagwe said that the latest figure was derived from a sample size of 4,948 rising the cumulative number of samples to 1,102,595.
From the new cases, 111 are Kenyans while 12 are foreigners. There are 74 males and 49 females, with the youngest being a one-year-old infant, while the oldest is 85.
Kenya’s death toll rose to 1,720 after four more patient succumbed to the virus.
Some 412 patients have recovered, 378 from the home-based care programme while 34 are from various hospitals, raising the total number of recoveries to 81,667.
There are 675 patients admitted to various health facilities countrywide, while 1,945 are in home-based isolation and care.
Meanwhile, 26 patients are in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), 17 of whom are on ventilatory support and eight on supplementary oxygen while one other is under observation.
Another 14 patients are separately on supplementary oxygen. with 11 of them in the general wards. Three patients are in the High Dependency Unit.
The cases are distributed in counties as follows: Nairobi 62, Nyeri nine, Embu eight, Busia seven, Narok six, Kajiado five, Nakuru four, Makueni and Mombasa, three each, Nyamira, Kiambu, Kilifi, and Machakos two each, Meru, Migori, Kitui, Murang’a, Garissa, Nandi, Siaya and Uasin Gishu, one each.