Kenya reports 810 new COVID-19 infections

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A health worker dressed in personal protective equipment (PPE) takes a nasopharyngeal swab sample from a resident during a Covid-19 testing drive at Olympic Primary School in Nairobi, Kenya, on Tuesday, May 26, 2020. Photographer: Patrick Meinhardt/Bloomberg via Getty Images
A health worker dressed in personal protective equipment (PPE) takes a nasopharyngeal swab sample from a resident during a Covid-19 testing drive at Olympic Primary School in Nairobi, Kenya, on Tuesday, May 26, 2020. Photographer: Patrick Meinhardt/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Kenya’s health ministry on Wednesday confirmed 810 new cases of COVID-19 from 7,387 samples tested in the last 24 hours, bringing the number of confirmed positive infections to 79,322.

So far Kenya has tested 855,403 samples since March.

The health ministry said the new cases included 792 Kenyans and 18 foreigners.

The Ministry of Health also announced 265 patients recovered from the virus with 210 on the home-based care program while 55 were discharged from various hospitals bringing the total number of recoveries to 52,974.

The ministry also stated that there are 49 patients are in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), 31 of whom are on ventilatory support, and 14 on supplemental oxygen while 15 are in the High Dependency Unit (HDU). Another 106 patients are separately on supplementary oxygen out of whom 91 are in the general wards.

A total of 1,198 are admitted in various health facilities while 7,169 are on Home Based Isolation and Care.

The death toll from the virus has also risen to 1,417 after eight more patients succumbed to the virus.

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