From Amina Wako
Covid-19 killed 10 more patients in Kenya, raising the death toll to 1,837 on Tuesday.
In the past few days, the country has recorded at least four deaths a day, further increasing concerns about treatment for the disease.
Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe made the announcement Tuesday in which he also reported that 194 new cases had brought the number of confirmed cases in Kenya to 104,500.
The new infections were found after analyzing 3,935 samples in the last 24 hours.
According to CS Kagwe, 146 of the patients were Kenyans and 48 foreigners, 108 men and 86 women, the youngest six years old and the oldest 95.
The capital Nairobi was responsible for 132 of the new infections.
The ministry also announced that the number of recovered patients in Kenya had increased by 39 to 85,665. Thirty-six of them had been hospitalized while three were on the home care program.
As of Tuesday, the Department of Health records showed that 344 patients were admitted to health facilities nationwide, while 1,283 were treated at home.
Of those in the hospital, 55 were in intensive care units (ICU), 26 on ventilatory support, 23 on supplemental oxygen, and six under observation.
Nine other patients also received additional oxygen, but on the general wards.