Kenya records 552 new COVID-19 infections, total cases stand at 93,405
Minister for Health in Kenya, Mutahi Kagwe. /VCG

Minister for Health in Kenya, Mutahi Kagwe. /VCG

Kenya's health ministry on Thursday confirmed 552 new cases of COVID-19 from 7,013 samples tested in the last 24 hours, bringing the number of confirmed positive infections to 93,405.

The number of cumulative tests done in the country stands at 991,448.

Out of the 552 cases, 529 are Kenyans while 23 are foreigners.

The Ministry of Health also announced 596 patients recovered from the virus with 484 on the home-based care program while 112 were discharged from various hospitals bringing the total number of recoveries to 74,999.

The ministry also stated that there are 49 patients are in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), 22 of whom are on ventilatory support, and 21 on supplemental oxygen while 10 are in the High Dependency Unit (HDU).

Another 43 patients are separately on supplementary oxygen out of whom, 33 are in the general wards.

A total of 843 are admitted in various health facilities across the country while 6,090 are on Home Based Isolation and Care.

The death toll from the virus has also risen to 1,618 after four more patients succumbed to the virus.

(With input from Ministry of Health-Kenya)

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