Kenya: Covid-19 Kills 10 More in Kenya as Cases Reach 104,500

23 February 2021

Covid-19 has killed 10 more patients in Kenya, raising the death toll to 1,837.

Over the last few days, the country has recorded at least four deaths daily, renewing concerns about the management of the disease.

Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe made the announcement in a statement on Monday, in which he also reported that 194 new cases had raised the number of confirmed cases in Kenya to 104,500.

The new infections were found after the analysis of 3,935 samples in the past 24 hours.

CS Kagwe said 146 of the patients were Kenyans and 48 foreigners, 108 male and 86 female, the youngest six years old and the oldest 95.

Nairobi County accounted for 132 of the new infections and was followed by Kiambu with nine, Meru with seven, Kisumu and Kilifi with six each and Laikipia five.

Mombasa and Kajiado counties each had four new Covid-19 cases while Nakuru, Turkana, Uasin Gishu and Machakos had three each.

Kisii county reported two case while Lamu, Murang'a, Nandi, Taita Taveta, Trans Nzoia, Busia and Embu had just one new case each.

The ministry also announced that the number of recovered patients in Kenya had increased by 39 to 85,665. Thirty six of them had been hospitalized while three were under the home-based care programme.

As of Tuesday, the Health ministry's records showed that 344 patients had been admitted to health facilities countywide while 1,283 were being treated at home.

Of those in hospital, 55 were in intensive care units (ICU), 26 of them on ventilatory support, 23 on supplemental oxygen and six under observation.

Nine other patients were also on supplementary oxygen but in the general wards.

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