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Kenya Records 1,412 COVID-19 Cases In 24 Hours

Health CAS Dr Mercy Mwangangi (Courtesy)

Kenya has announced 1,412 new Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours. This was after 9,219 samples were tested. the country’s caseload is now at 134,058.

The new infections point at a 15.3% positivity rate with the rate of infection across the country continues to be a cause for alarm.

Sadly, 6 more patients have succumbed to Covid-19 bringing the country’s death toll to 2,153.

Consequently, 389 have recovered from the disease bringing the tally for recoveries to 92,679.  230 were under home-based care and 159 in hospital.

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Addressing the press, Health CAS Dr Mercy Mwangangi warned against the advertisement of Sputnik V Vaccine adding that only has emergency use authorization.

The CS further confirmed that so far, 67,605 healthcare workers, 11,597 security officers and 19,094 teachers have received the Covid-19 jab in Kenya.

1,349 patients are admitted to various health facilities whereas 4,799 are in home-based care isolation.

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On the other hand, 153 are in the Intensive Care Unit, 43 are on ventilatory support, 101 on supplementary oxygen, and 9 are on observation.

Another 106 patients are on supplementary oxygen while 91 of them are in general wards and 15 in the High Dependency Unit.

County distribution is as follows: Nairobi 651, Nakuru 142, Mombasa 90, Uasin Gishu 42, Machakos 42, Kiambu 64, Kajiado 26, Kitui 20, Kilifi 34, Nandi 19, Murang’a 16, Makueni 16, Trans Nzoia 13, Kericho 13, Nyeri and Siaya 11 each, Vihiga 7, Laikipia 7, Marsabit and West Pokot 6 each, Kwale and Garissa 4 each, Nyandarua, Taita Taveta and Elgeyo Marakwet 2 each, Mandera 5 and Baringo, Bungoma, Homa Bay, Kirinyaga and Lamu all recorded 1 cases each.

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Written by Mercy Auma

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

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