551 people tested positive for the virus on November 1st, from a sample size of 4,675 tested in the last 24 hours, bringing to 84,169 the number of confirmed positive cases in the country. Of the cases, 525 are Kenyans while 26 are foreigners.
The new cases are from; Nairobi 212, Kilifi 39, Mombasa 35, Nyeri 33, Embu 30, Nandi 25, Machakos 22, Siaya 21, Kajiado 19, Kiambu 18, Lamu 16, Nyandarua 14, Turkana 11, Uasin Gishu 8, Taita Taveta 7, Kisumu 7, Meru 6, Garissa 6, Kwale 5, Samburu 5, Murang’a 3, Mandera 2.
266 patients have recovered from the disease, 206 from the Home-Based Care Program, while 60 have been discharged from various hospitals.
The total recoveries now stand at 55,610 amongst whom 18,146 are from health facilities and 37,464 from Home Based Isolation and Care. Sadly, we have lost another 5 patients to the disease bringing the fatality to 1,474.
There are 1,275 patients admitted in various health facilities countrywide 8,070 on Home Based Isolation and Care. 71 patients are in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), 36 of whom are on ventilatory support, and 34 on supplemental oxygen.
Another 88 patients are separately on supplementary oxygen out of whom 70 are in the general wards. 18 are in the High Dependency Unit (HDU).
According to the MOH, the COVID_19 situation in the country is not getting any better, there has been a steady increase in the number of cases in the past five weeks in the counties of Kajiado, Kisumu, Kitui, Machakos, Meru, and Nyeri; Dr. Rashid Aman.
The majority of the confirmed cases in these counties are in the communities. Nairobi continues to lead in the number of confirmed positive cases with a steady increase in cases in the past two months. Mombasa County has also seen a steady increase in the past two months.
The MOH medical experts are attributing the rising number of cases in all these counties to the flagrant abuse and flouting of the containment measures which were issued by the MOH to combat this deadly virus.
A lot of infections have been witnessed in places of worship, at weddings as well as funerals. Last week the Interreligious Council announced new measures to be followed at places of worship as well as in funerals and Weddings.