Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

top
389 cases were detected on Friday from 3,545 samples.

Capital Health

51 COVID-19 cases recorded raising documented infections to 963

NAIROBI, Kenya, May 19 – Registered COVID-19 cases in the country increased to 963 on Tuesday after fifty-one more cases were recorded, the health ministry announced.

Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe said the newly detected cases arose from the analysis of 1,933 samples.

He however noted 22 patients had been discharged after recovering from the virus the number of patients who have recovered from the virus rising to 358.

“The positive cases are headed towards the 1,000 figure, we have recovered 358. Therefore the active cases is 555. We are operating on a multi sector approach, but lets not forget that even as we talk about our success, the virus is still within our midst,” CS Kagwe said.

The number of active cases being managed in treatment and isolation centres stood at 555.

“Out of the active cases, we do not have anybody asymptomatic, or oxygen or on ventilator,” he said.

No deaths were reported on Tuesday with the death toll standing at 50, 27 of the deaths having been recorded in Mombasa and 20 in Nairobi.

Siaya, Bomet and Kiambu have recorded three deaths cumulatively.

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.

The Health CS noted that fifteen of the fifty reported deaths occurred in homes urging Kenyans to take the sick to hospital to minimize the risk of infections.

“We want to urge you to take sick people to hospital because they pose a risk to you as well. We have seen that a number of deaths recorded in Mombasa were people who died at home,” Kagwe said.

So far, Nairobi has the highest number of cases (470) followed by Mombasa at 331. The cases are spread across 23 counties.

Comments
Advertisement

More on Capital News

World

Stockholm (AFP), May 28 – Sweden hopes to strike a compromise with Turkey to seal its NATO membership bid, but fears are mounting in...

World

Mexico City (AFP), May 28 – A Mexican judge on Friday ordered a suspension of bullfighting in Mexico City’s Plaza de Toros, the world’s...

World

Port-au-Prince (AFP), May 28- With gas sales already subsidized by the government at a loss, the Haitian economy — fragile from incessant crime and...

World

Lysychansk (Ukraine) (AFP), May 28 – Ukraine has pledged to do “everything” to defend Donbas, where an intensifying Russian offensive is prompting Kyiv’s forces...

World

Uvalde (United States) (AFP), May 24 – A top Texas security official said Friday that police were wrong to delay storming the classroom where...

World

Lysychansk (Ukraine) (AFP), May 27 – Russian troops were approaching the strategic city of Severodonetsk on Friday in a relentless offensive to control Ukraine’s...

Kenya

NAIROBI, Kenya, May 27 – The Ethics and Anti- Corruption Commission (EACC) has filed a suit seeking to recover almost Sh2 billion in unexplained...

County News

KABARNET, Kenya, May 27 – A Court in Kabarnet has allowed police to detain two men accused of inflicting burns on the feet of...