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I5 More Succumb to COVID-19 as Caseload Now at 71,729

Health CS Mutahi Kagwe
Health CS Mutahi Kagwe [Photo/Courtesy]

925 have tested positive in the last 24 hours bringing the country’s caseload to 71,729. This was after a sample of 5,559 was tested.

Of the new cases, 893 of the new cases are Kenyans while 32 are foreigners.

On a sad note, 15 more patients have succumbed to the virus bringing the death toll to 1,302.

1,018 have also recovered from the virus with the tally for recoveries’ now at 47,262. 850 were from the Home-Based Care Program while 168 were discharged from various hospitals.

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Health CS Mutahi Kagwe through a statement revealed that 2,352 healthcare workers tested positive for COVID-19.  1,177 are males and 1,175 are females and 30 have so far succumbed.

Ideally, as of today, November 17, 2020, 1,237 patients are admitted in various health facilities countrywide, while 6,257 are on Home Based Isolation and Care.

62 patients are in the intensive care unit, 26 of whom are on ventilatory support and 32 on supplemental oxygen.

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Another 92 patients are separately on supplementary oxygen out of whom 69 are in general wards, while 23 are in the high dependency unit.

The county distribution is as follows: Nairobi 358, Kiambu 102, Mombasa 59, Nakuru and Nyeri 39 cases each, Machakos and Busia 32 cases each, Kisumu 29, Kilifi 28, Kajiado 25, Siaya 23, Meru and Laikipia 20 each, Kisii 15, Uasin Gishu 14, Bungoma 13, Baringo 12, Nyamira 10, Embu and Vihiga 9 each, Lamu 8,Tharaka Nithi 7, Makueni 5, Samburu3, Kericho, Kakamega, and Murang’a 2 cases each while Kwale, Kirinyaga, West Pokot, Garissa, Bomet, Migori, Trans Nzoia and Turkana had 1 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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