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COVID-19 Cases Rise By 221 As One Patient Succumbs

Health CS Mutahi Kagwe (Courtesy)

Kenya has announced 221 new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours. This was after a sample size of 6,190 were tested. The country’s caseload is now at 97,954.

Of the positive cases, 156 are male and 65 are female while the youngest is a four-year-old child while the oldest is 85.

On a sad note, one more patient has succumbed to the virus. The tally for fatalities in the country is now at 1,703.

365 patients have also recovered from the virus bringing the recoveries’ tally to 80,671. 354 are from the Home-Based Care Program, while 11 have been discharged from various hospital facilities across the country.

Read: Kenya Records 8 Covid-19 Deaths As Infections Reach 97,733

Currently, there are 627 patients admitted in various health facilities countrywide and 2,191 on Home Based Isolation and Care.

32 patients are in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), 19 of whom are on ventilatory support, and 12 on supplemental oxygen. One is on observation.

Another 10 patients are separately on supplementary oxygen while there is no patient in the High Dependency Unit (HDU).

County distribution is as follows; Nairobi 81, Meru 35, Isiolo 22, Mombasa 16, Kisumu 10, Kitui 9, Nakuru 7, Busia 6, Kisii 6, Lamu 5 and Machakos 5.

Kajiado 4, Laikipia 3, Uasin Gishu 2, Kilifi 2 while Kiambu, Nyandarua, Garissa, Trans Nzoia, Mandera, Bungoma, Vihiga and Murang’a all had one case each.

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Written by Mercy Auma

Passionate about human interest stories and politics. Email news@kahawatungu.com

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