25 Die as Covid-19 Cases Rise to 68,193

  • A nurse and a patient pictured in a ward at the Garissa Referral Hospital.
    A nurse and a patient pictured in a ward at the Garissa Referral Hospital.
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  • Kenya has recorded 1,470 more Covid-19 positive cases over the last 24 hours as the country's total caseload rises to 68,193.

    In a press statement on Friday, November 13, Health CS Mutahi Kagwe announced that 8,072 samples had been tested over the period bringing the total number of samples tested so far to 774,982.

    Of the positive cases, 1,397 were Kenyans while 73 were foreigners.

    986 were male and 484 were female while the youngest case is a two-month-old infant and the oldest is aged 88.

    A bed in an ICU facility in Nandi County.
    A bed in an ICU facility in Nandi County on June 29, 2020.
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    At the same time, 791 patients have recovered from the disease, 695 were discharged from home-based care program and96 from the various hospitals around the country bringing the total number of recoveries to 44,872.

    Regrettably, 25 patients succumbed to the disease bringing the total number of deaths to 1,228.

    A total of 1,364 patients are admitted to various health facilities countrywide, while 5,726 are on home-based isolation and care.

    54 patients are in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), 16 of whom are on ventilatory support, and 32 on supplemental oxygen out of whom 73 are in general wards and 20 are in the High Dependency Unit (HDU).

    Distribution of the cases by counties is as follows; Nairobi 649, Mombasa 183, Kilifi 124, Kiambu 77, Kericho 75, Kakamega 37, Kajidao 31, Busia 30, Uasin Gishu 24, Machakos 24, Kisii 22, Nakuru 19.

    Bomet and Kisumu Counties recorded 17 cases each, Meru 15, Elgeyo Marakwet 15, Narok 13, Kirinyaga 10, Lamu 9, Mandera 9, Tana River 8, Nyeri 7, Taita Taveta 7, Bungoma 7, Laikipia 5, Nandi 5, Murang'a 4, Trans Nzoia 4, Nyandarua 4, Garissa 4, Vihiga 3, Kwale 2, Homabay 2, Makueni 2, Embu 2.

    Nyamira, Tharaka Nithi, Kitui and Isiolo counties all reported one case each.

    The 649 cases in Nairobi are from Lang'ata (225), Dagoretti North (958), Roysambu (41), Dagoretti South and Starehe (37) cases each, Westlands (34), Ruaraka (32), Kamukunji (28), Mathare (27), Embakasi West (24), Makadara (21), Kasarani (20), Embakasi North (17), Kibra (16), Embakasi Central (150, Embakasi East (13) and Embakasi South (4).

    Health CS Mutahi Kagwe addressing the media outside Afya House on March 17, 2020.
    Health CS Mutahi Kagwe addressing the media outside Afya House on March 17, 2020.
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    Simon Kiragu