Coronavirus – Kenya: COVID-19 update (16 March 2021)

PUBLISHED: Wed, 17 Mar 2021 12:43:57 GMT

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1,064 people have tested positive to the disease, out of a sample size of 6,151 tested. The total confirmed positive cases are now 115,031. Cumulative tests so far conducted are 1,379,990. 964 are Kenyans while 100 are foreigners.

Nairobi 681, Kiambu 93, Nakuru 69, Uasin Gishu 40, Kisumu 25, Kajiado 23, Busia 20, Machakos 17, Kericho 17, Mombasa 15, Nyeri 10, Kirinyaga 8, Isiolo 5, Mandera 5, Laikipia 4, Turkana 4, Nandi 4, Meru 4, Elgeyo Marakwet 3, Migori 3, Siaya 3, Embu 1, Kakamega 1, Kwale 1, Marsabit 1, Murang’a 1, Narok 1, Nyamira 1, Nyandarua 1, Tharaka Nithi 1, Baringo 1 and Bomet 1.

185 patients have recovered from the disease, 149 from the Home Based and Isolation Care, while 36 are from various health facilities. Total recoveries now stand at 88,781.

7 patients have succumbed to the disease pushing the cumulative fatalities to 1,925. Our sincere condolences to families and friends of those who have lost their loved ones.

709 patients are currently admitted in various health facilities countrywide, while 2,223 patients are on Home Based Isolation and Care.  

104 patients are in the ICU, 25 of whom are on ventilatory support

70 on supplemental oxygen. 9 patients are on observation.

25 patients are separately on supplementary oxygen with 24 of them in the general wards and 1 in the High Dependency Unit (HDU).

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