14 More Deaths as Covid-19 Cases Rise

  • Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe addressing the media.
    Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe addressing the media.
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  • Kenya has recorded 968 additional Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours from 6,610 samples tested during the same period.

    According to a statement signed by the Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe on Sunday, November 22, Kenya's total Covid-19 cases stood at 77,372. 

    From the new cases, 888 are Kenyans while 80 are foreigners. 

    Health CS Mutahi Kagwe addressing the Nation about Corona Virus outside Afya House on March 17, 2020.
    Health CS Mutahi Kagwe addressing the Nation about Corona Virus outside Afya House on March 17, 2020.
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    584 are males while 384 are females. The youngest is a two- month old baby while the oldest is 91 years. 

    Unfortunately, 14 patients succumbed to the disease, bringing the total number of fatalities to 1,380. 

    Meanwhile, 155 patients recovered from the virus; 110 from the Home-Based Care Program, while 45 have been discharged from various hospitals. The total recoveries now stand at 51,507.

    Currently, there are 1,131 patients admitted in various hospitals countrywide, while 7,023 are on Home-Based Care. 63 patients are in the ICU, 36 of whom are on ventilatory support and 26 on supplemental oxygen. 

    Another 76 patients are separately on supplementary oxygen out of whom 74 are in the general wards, while 2 are in the High Dependency Unit (HDU). 

    Distribution in Counties

    Nairobi leads with 421, Mombasa 91, Kilifi 88, Busia 73, Kiambu 54, Kajiado 30, Nakuru 22, Uasin Gishu 21, Machakos 17, Murang'a 16, Nyeri 16, Bungoma 14, Kirinyaga 13.

    Makueni, Kisumu, Turkana, Tharaka Nithi and Meru all recorded 11 cases each. Marsabit 8, Laikipia 4,Narok 4, Kisii, Homabay, Elgeyo Marakwet and Mandera also recorded 3 cases each, Nandi 2, Kwale 2, Kericho, Garissa, Wajir,  Nyandarua and Trans Nzoia recorded one case each.

    In Nairobi,  the 421 cases are from Westlands 55, Lang'ata 45, Dagoretti North 44, Embakasi Central and Starehe 31 cases each, Mathare 25, Ruaraka 23, Dagoretti South and Roysambu 22 cases each, Makadara 21, Kamukunji 20, Embakasi West 18, Kasarani 17, Embakasi East 15, Kibra 14, Embakasi North 13 and Embakasi South 5.

    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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