Editor's Review

  • Nairobi accounts for the highest cases at 70.
  • The cases are reducing despite projections of increased infections after Christmas holidays. 

Kenya has recorded 85 new COVID-19 cases from a sample size of 2,985 tested in the last 24 hours, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 99,983.

In a statement, the Ministry of Health also announced that four more patients had succumbed to the disease pushing the death toll to 1,744.

The 85 new cases are distributed across the country as follows: Nairobi 70, Kiambu 2, Makueni 2, Mombasa 2, Nyeri 2, Nakuru 2, Laikipia 1, Machakos 1, Narok 1, Nyandarua 1 and Trans Nzoia 1.

At the same time, 33 patients have recovered from the disease; 25 from the Home-Based Isolation and Care while 8 are from our various facilities. The total recoveries now stand at 82,969.

According to the Ministry of Health, 545 patients are admitted in various health facilities countrywide, while 1,568 are on Home Based Isolation and Care. 27 patients are in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), 15 of whom are on ventilatory support and 11 on supplemental oxygen. 1 patient is under observation.