49 in ICU as Covid-19 Cases Rise to 79,322

  • An ICU facility in Nandi County
    An ICU facility in Nandi County
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  • Kenya has recorded 810 more Covid-19 positive cases in the last 24 hours as the country's total caseload rises to 79,322.

    In a statement on Wednesday, November 25, Health CS Mutahi Kagwe announced that 7,387 samples had been tested over the period bringing the total number of samples tested so far to 855,403.

    Of the positive cases, 792 are Kenyans while 18 are foreigners.

    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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    475 are male and 355 are female. The youngest case is a one-year-old child while the oldest is aged 87.

    At the same time, 265 patients have recovered from the disease, 210 from the home-based care program, and 55 from hospitals around the country bringing the total number of recoveries to 52,974.

    Regrettably, eight patients succumbed to the disease bringing the total number of deaths to 1,417.

    There are 1,198 patients admitted in various health facilities countrywide, while 7,169 are on home-based isolation and care.

    49 patients are in the intensive care unit (ICU), 31 of whom are on ventilatory support, and 14 on supplemental oxygen.

    Another 106 patients are separately on supplementary oxygen, out of whom 91 are in the general wards. 15 are in the High Dependency Unit (HDU).

    Distribution of the cases by Counties is as follows; Nairobi 252, Mombasa 77, Nakuru 38, Uasin Gishu 36, Siaya 34, Nyandarua 31, Kericho 30, Busia 30, Nyamira 29, Kisumu 22, Kakamega 22, Machakos 21, Murang’a 19, Kiambu 19, Kwale 19, Kajiado 15, Bungoma 15, Kisii 15.

    Both Turkana and Migori reported 13 cases each, Migori 13, Homa Bay 12, Nandi 9, Kilifi 9, Bomet 6, West Pokot 5, Samburu 4, Vihiga 3, Tana River 3, Makueni 3, Nyeri 2, Lamu 2, Narok 1 and Embu 1.

    Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe addressing the media on November 26, 2020
    Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe addressing the media on November 26, 2020
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