Covid-19 kills 10 more in Kenya as cases reach 104,500

Written by Amina Wako

Covid-19 killed 10 more patients in Kenya, increasing the death toll to 1,837 as of Tuesday.

Over the past few days, the country has recorded at least four deaths a day, renewing concerns about disease management.

Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe made the announcement Tuesday in a statement that also reported that 194 new cases had increased the number of confirmed cases in Kenya to 104,500.

New infections were found after analysis of 3935 samples in the past 24 hours.

CS Kagwe said 146 patients are Kenyans and 48 foreigners, 108 men and 86 women, the youngest of six years and the oldest of 95 years.

The capital Nairobi represented 132 new infections.


The ministry also announced that the number of recovered patients in Kenya had increased by 39 to 85,665. Thirty-six of them were hospitalized, while three were in a home care program.

As of Tuesday, records from the health ministry showed that 344 patients were admitted to health facilities across the country, while 1,283 were treated at home.

Of those in the hospital, 55 were in the intensive care unit (ICU), of which 26 were on ventilation support, 23 on supplemental oxygen and six on observation.

Nine other patients were also on supplemental oxygen but on general wards.