Kenya Records Over 1,000 Covid-19 Cases 5th Day in a Row

  • Kenya has recorded over 1,000 Covid-19 cases for the fifth day in a row, further escalating what has been described as the third wave.1,274 individuals have tested positive for Covid-19 from a sample size of 7,240 tested in the last 24 hours.

    This takes Kenya’s cumulative confirmed positive cases to 120,163. In a statement on Saturday, March 20, Health CS Mutahi Kagwe disclosed that the total tests conducted so far are 1,409,720.

    123 patients are in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), 33 of whom are on ventilator support and 87 on supplemental oxygen. 

    Three patients are on observation. Another 59 patients are separately on supplementary oxygen with 41 of them in the general wards. 18 patients are in the High Dependency Unit (HDU).


    Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe addressing the media on October 18, 2020


    Sadly, five patients have succumbed to the disease pushing the cumulative fatality to 1,994.

    From the positive cases recorded in the last 24 hours, 1,205 are Kenyans while 69 are foreigners. 674 are males while 600 are females.

    The youngest is a two-month-old infant while the eldest is 97 years.

    120 patients have recovered from the disease in the last 24 hours. Total recoveries now stand at 89,508.

    There are 845 patients currently admitted to various health facilities countrywide, while 2,405 patients are on Home Based Isolation and Care.

    In terms of County distribution; Nairobi 640, Nakuru 93, Kiambu 81, Uasin Gishu 66, Mombasa 57, Machakos 51, Turkana 42, Nyandarua 31, Kilifi 24, Kisumu 24, Kisii 16, Kajiado 15, Kitui 13, Laikipia 12, Muranga 11, Meru 10, Bung’oma 9, Kakamega  9, Trans Nzoia 9, Siaya 8, Nyamira 8, Narok 7, Busia 6, Garissa 6.

    Nandi 6, Embu 5, Nyeri 3, Taita Tavet 3, Tharak Nithi 3, Elgeyo Marakwet 2, Vihiga 1, Homa Bay 1, Isiolo 1 and Makueni 1.


    More to follow…

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