A total of 152 individuals tested positive for Covid-19 from a sample size of 2,213 tested in the last 24 hours.
This takes Kenya’s cumulative confirmed positive cases to 106,125.
In a statement on Monday, March 1, Health CS Mutahi Kagwe disclosed that the total tests conducted so far are 1,301,051.
From the positive cases recorded in the last 24 hours, 144 are Kenyans while 8 are foreigners. The youngest is a seven-year-old child while the oldest is 79 years.
Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe (Left) and his Chief Administrative Secretary Mercy Mwangangi during a press briefing in March 2020.
39 patients have recovered from the disease in the last 24 hours. 23 are from the Home-Based and Isolation Care while 16 are from various health facilities. Total recoveries now stand at 86,717.
Sadly, three patients have succumbed to the disease, pushing Kenya’s cumulative fatality to 1,859.
A total of 357 patients are currently admitted in various health facilities countrywide, while 1,527 patients are on Home Based Isolation and Care. 57 patients are in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), 25 of whom are on ventilatory support and 28 on supplemental oxygen. 4 patients are on observation.
Another 15 patients are separately on supplementary oxygen with 14 of them in the general wards. No patient is in the High Dependency Unit (HDU).
In terms of County distribution; Nairobi 131, Kiambu 10, Machakos 4, Kajiado 2, Nyeri 2, Meru 1, Mombasa 1 and Murang’a 1.
In terms of Sub County distribution; the 131 cases in Nairobi are from Dagoretti North and Lang’ata (17) cases each, Westlands
(12), Kibra (11), Ruaraka (8), Embakasi Central, Kasarani and Makadara (7) cases each, Dagoretti South, Embakasi North, Embakasi West and Kamukunji (6) cases each, Embakasi South and Mathare (5) cases each, Roysambu and Starehe (4) cases each, Embakasi East (3).
In Kiambu the 10 cases are from Ruiru (4), Kiambu Town (3), Juja (2) and Kiambaa (1). In Machakos the 4 cases are from Athi River, Kalama, Kangundo and Machakos Town (1) case each.
In Kajiado the 2 cases are from Kajiado East and Kajiado North (1) case each, while in Nyeri the 2 cases are all from Nyeri Central. The case in Meru is from Imenti South, the case in Mombasa is from Mvita and the case in Murang’a is from Maragua.