Kenya has recorded 810 new coronavirus cases, the East African country’s health ministry announced on Wednesday.
The Ministry of Health said the cases increased infections in the country to 79,322 since March.
Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe said eight patients had succumbed to the virus, raising fatalities in the country to 1,417 since April.
He said there were 1,198 patients admitted in various health facilities across the countrry.
“7,169 are on home-based isolation and care,” he said in a statement. “Forty-nine patients are in the Intensive Care Unit, thirty-one of whom are on ventilatory support, and fourteen on supplementary oxygen,” Kagwe said.
Kenya has experienced a surge in the number of infections since September, in what threatens plans to reopen schools in January next year.