12 More Die as Covid-19 Cases Rise

  • AMREF Flying Doctors personel load a portable isolation chamber onto a plane.
    AMREF Flying Doctors personel load a portable isolation chamber onto a plane.
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  • Kenya has recorded 413 more Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours as the country's total caseload rises to 77,785.

    In a press statement on Monday, November 23, Health CS Mutahi Kagwe announced that 3,489 samples had been tested over the period bringing the total number of samples tested so far to 843,103.

    Of the positive cases, 399 are Kenyans and 14 are foreigners.

    254 are male and 159 are female, while the youngest case is a five-year-old child and the oldest is aged 99 years.

    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.
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    Kenyans.co.ke

    At the same time, 396 patients have recovered from the disease; 326 from the home-based care program, and 70 from the hospital around the country, bringing the total number of recoveries to 51,903.

    Regrettably, 12 patients succumbed to the disease bringing the total number of deaths to 1,392.

    Currently, there are 1,182 patients admitted in various health facilities countrywide, while 7,142 are on home-based isolation and care.

    52 patients are in the intensive care unit (ICU), 32 of whom are on ventilatory support, and 16 on supplementary oxygen out of whom 74 are in general wards and 12 are in the High Dependency Unit (HDU).

    In the distribution by counties, Nairobi leads with 229 cases, Mombasa 46, Kiambu 22, Busia 18, Uasin Gishu 15, Kajiado 12, Machakos 12, Murang'a 9, Meru 9, Kisii 9, Kilifi 6, Nyeri 4, Kirinyaga 4, Embu 3, Kisumu 3, Laikipia 3, Kericho 2, Marsabit 2.

    Homa Bay, Elgeyo Marakwet, Nakuru, Kakamega, and Kitui all recorded one case each.

    In terms of sub-county distribution, the 299 cases in Nairobi, are from Lang'ata 29, Westlands 17, Embakasi West 16, Dagoretti North 15, Embakasi South and Kasarani cases each, Kibra 13, Embakasi East and Makadara 12 cases each.

    Dagoretti South, Embakasi Central, Kamukunji, Mathare, Roysambu, Ruaraka and Starehe had 11 cases each while Embakasi North had 10 cases each.

    Earlier on, Kenya Union of Clinical Officers (KUCO)  issued a 14-day strike notice citing lack of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for members and poor treatment from their employers.

    This comes after the union announced that seven clinical workers had died from Covid-19 complications.

    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.
    Simon Kiragu
    Kenyans.co.ke