Kenya Records Lowest Daily Covid-19 Deaths in Weeks

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  • Kenya has recorded an additional 949 cases of Covid-19 after 8,311 people were tested in the last 24 hours.

    According to a statement by the Ministry of Health on Saturday, November 28, the country's total caseload stood at 82,605. 

    Sadly, 4 patients have succumbed to the disease bringing the fatality to 1,445. The last time the death toll fell below 4 was on October 20 when 3 patients died. 

    Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe addressing the media.
    Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe addressing the media.
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    274 patients have recovered from the disease, 224 from the Home-Based Care Program, while 50 have been discharged from various hospitals.  The total recoveries now stand at 54,399. 

    From the cases, 913 are Kenyans while 36 are foreigners. 558 are males and 391 females.

    The youngest is a two-month-old infant, while the oldest is 100.

    There are 1,244 patients admitted in various health facilities countrywide, while 7,829 are on Home-Based Isolation and Care. 

    78 patients are in the ICU, 50 of whom are on ventilatory support, and 74 on supplemental oxygen.

    Another 105 patients are separately on supplementary oxygen out of whom 76 are in general wards and 25 in the HDU.

    In terms of distribution of the cases by counties, Nairobi led with 400, Kiambu 138, Mombasa 71, Kakamega 49, Kericho 33, Kisii 30, Nyamira 26, Machakos 24, Kisumu 18, Kilifi 15, Taita Taveta 15, Bungoma 15, Busia 14, Makueni 9, Siaya 9, Kajiado 9, Turkana 9, Laikipia 9, Embu 8, Murang’a 7, Nyeri 7, Tana River 6, Lamu 4, Meru 4, Nakuru 4, Vihiga 4, Bomet 2, Isiolo 2, Uasin Gishu 2, Kitui 1, Trans Nzoia 1, Nandi 1, Kirinyaga 1, Migori 1 and Homa Bay 1.

    Interior PS Karanja Kibicho has revealed that he had recovered from the virus and was discharged from then hospital. 

    The PS urged residents not to stigmatise Covid-19 patients, insisting that the virus was curable.

    "Patients should be showed love and not rejection. When they are abandoned, they become depressed and may take longer to recover," Kibicho told the residents.

    Interior PS Karanja Kibicho addresses a summit in Mombasa on January 13, 2020.
    Interior PS Karanja Kibicho addresses a summit in Mombasa on January 13, 2020.
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