Editor's Review

  • The country has recorded an increased positivity rate in recent days.
  • This comes as many expect a lifting of lockdown measures. 

Kenya's Covid-19 deaths continue to rise after ten patients succumbed in the last 24 hours. 

A statement from the Ministry of Health indicates that the cumulative number of deaths stands at 1,837. 

The statement adds that the number of recoveries stands at 85,665 recoveries after 39 more patients were discharged. 36 were from various health facilities across the country while 3 are from the Home Based Isolation and Care.

At the same time, 194 more people tested positive for the disease, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 104,500. The sample size from the last 24 hours stands at  3,935 bringing the number of cumulative tests conducted to 1,271,281.

From the new cases, 146 are Kenyans while 48 are foreigners with 108 being males and 86 females.

Nairobi has 132 cases followed by Kiambu with 9 cases, Meru 7 cases, Kisumu and Kilifi counties with 6 cases each, Laikipia with 5 cases, Mombasa and Kajiado 4 cases, Nakuru, Turkana, Uasin Gishu and Machakos counties with 3 cases each.

While Kisii county has 2 cases, Lamu, Murang'a, Nandi, Taita Taveta, Trans Nzoia, Busia and Embu counties each has 1 case.

Some 565 patients are in the Intensive Care Unit of whom 26 are on ventilatory support and 23 on supplemental oxygen and 6 patients under observation.

Another 9 patients are separately on supplementary oxygen with all of them in general wards.