Kenya's Covid-19 Deaths Cross 1,300

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  • Kenya has recorded 925 additional Covid-19 cases after testing a sample size of 5,559. Unfortunately, 15 patients succumbed to the disease bringing the fatality to 1,302. 

    According to a statement from the Ministry of Health on Tuesday, November 17, the country's total caseload now stands at 71,729.

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

    Some of the beds placed within the Covid-19 emergency treatment tent at the Machakos Stadium, April 20, 2020
    Some of the beds placed within the Covid-19 emergency treatment tent at the Machakos Stadium, April 20, 2020
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    556 are males while 369 are females. The youngest is a five-month-old baby while the oldest is 92. 

    1,018 patients have recovered from the disease, 850 from the Home-Based Care Program while 168 have been discharged from various hospitals.

    The total number of recoveries now stands at 47,262. 

    As of November 17, 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. 

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

    Currently, 2,352 health care workers have tested positive, out of which 1,777 are males and 1,175 are females. 

    The cumulative fatality for frontline medics is 30.

    In terms of the distribution of cases by counties, Nairobi continued to lead with 358, Kiambu 102, Mombasa 59, Nakuru 39, Nyeri 39, Machakos 32, Busia 32, Kisumu 29, Kilifi 28, Kajiado 25, Siaya 23, Meru 20, Laikipia 20, Kisii 15, Uasin Gishu 14, Bungoma 13, Baringo 12, Nyamira 10, Embu 9, Vihiga 9, Lamu 8, Tharaka Nithi 7, Makueni 5, Samburu 3, Kericho 2, Kakamega 2, Murang'a 2, Kwale 1, Kirinyaga 1, West Pokot 1, Garissa 1, Bomet 1, Migori 1, Trans Nzoia 1, and Turkana 1.  

    Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe speaking during a presser outside Kenyatta National Hospital, April 2020.
    Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe speaking during a presser outside Kenyatta National Hospital, April 2020.
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