100-Year Old Among 1,080 Covid-19 Cases Reported in 24 hours

  • Medical workers outside Isiolo County Referral Hospital's ICU on October 21, 2020.
    Medical workers outside Isiolo County Referral Hospital's ICU on October 21, 2020.
    Daily Nation
  • Kenya has recorded 1,080 more Covid-19 positive cases in the last 24 hours as the country's total caseload rises to 69,273.

    In a press statement on  November 14, Health CS Mutahi Kagwe announced that 8,322 samples had been tested over the period bringing the total number of samples tested so far to 783,304.

    Of the positive cases, 1,066 were Kenyans and 14 foreigners.

    687 were male and 393 female while the youngest case was an 11-month old infant and the oldest is 100.

    Health CS Mutahi Kagwe.
    Health CS Mutahi Kagwe.
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    At the same time, 542 patients have recovered from the disease, 262 patients were discharged from home-based care program and 280 from the hospital around the country bringing the total number of recoveries to 45,414.

    Regrettably, 21 patients succumbed to the disease bringing the total number of deaths to 1,249.

    CS Kagwe also acknowledged that four medical doctors had succumbed to the disease in the past 24 hours. 

    "I take this opportunity to send my condolences to the families and friends of the four medical doctors, as well as all those who have lost their loved ones as a result of this disease," he stated.

    A total of  1,185 patients are admitted to various health facilities countrywide, while 5,794 are on home-based isolation and care.

    58 patients are in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), 23 of whom are on ventilatory support, and 30 on supplemental oxygen out of whom 75 are in general wards and 15 are in the High Dependency Unit (HDU).

    Distribution of the cases by counties is as follows; Nairobi 216, Mombasa 163, Nakuru 103, Kilifi 64, Baringo 60, Machakos 57, Kisumu 56, Bungoma 41, Uasin Gishu 41, Kiambu 30 ,Turkana 30, Migori 28, Busia 23, Kajiado 21, Kakamega 20, Kisii 18.

    Kericho and Nyamira counties both recorded 16 cases each, Nandi 15, Nyeri 12, Tharaka Nithi 12, Meru 8, Trans Nzoia 8, Siaya 5, Samburu 4, Narok 3.

    Kirinyaga, Taita Taveta, Laikipia, Murang'a, Nyandarua, Vihiga, Kwale, Wajir, Elgeyo Marakwet  and Bomet each recorded one case. 

    A medical practitioner dressed in protective gear at Coronavirus isolation and treatment facility in Mbagathi District Hospital on Friday, March 6, 2020.
    A medical practitioner dressed in protective gear at the Coronavirus isolation and treatment facility in Mbagathi District Hospital on Friday, March 6, 2020.
    Simon Kiragu
    Kenyans.co.ke