Seven Dead As COVID-19 Cases Approach 102,000

The number of deaths are among the highest in a few weeks as the case tally continues to rise

Seven Dead As COVID-19 Cases Approach 102,000
Health CS Mutahi Kagwe. /FILE

Seven patients succumbed to COVID-19 in Kenya as 125 more individuals tested positive for the virus out of 1,953 samples in the last 24 hours. The total caseload in the country now stands at 101,944.

The seven fatalities raise the death toll nationwide to 1,786.

Health CS Mutahi Kagwe in a statement on Monday, February 8 confirmed the total number of tests conducted so far at 1,216,695.

From the positive cases, 72 are Kenyans while 53 are foreigners. 69 are males while 56 are females.

The youngest case is a one-year-old baby, while the oldest is aged 75 years.

112 patients have been discharged after recovering from the virus, with 84 from various health facilities across the country and 28 are from the Home-Based Isolation and Care program. The recoveries now stand at 84,473.

384 patients ae currently admitted in various health facilities across the country, while 1,333 are on Home Based Isolation and Care.

39 patients are in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU); 15 on ventilatory support and 20 on supplemental oxygen. Four patients are under observation .

Another 13 patients are separately placed on supplementary oxygen and all of them are admitted in the general wards.

Nairobi led with 94 cases followed by Kiambu with 5, Laikipia 5, Kajiado 3, Kericho 3, Kilifi 3, Kwale 3, Mombasa 2, Nakuru 2, Machakos 1, Nyandarua 1, Kakamega 1, Trans Nzoia 1 and Uasin Gishu 1.

The capita city's cases are from Dagoretti North (13), Westlands (12), Kamukunji, Kasarani and Lang'ata (8) cases each, Roysambu (6), Mathare and Starehe (5) cases each, Dagoretti South, Embakasi East, Embakasi South, Makadara and Ruaraka (4) cases each, Embakasi Central and Embakasi West (3) cases each, Kibra (2) , Embakasi North (1).