Covid-19 Deaths at 1,518 as 735 Test Positive

  • 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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  • Kenya has recorded 735 more Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours bringing Kenya’s total Covid-19 cases to 87,984. 

    Sadly, 12 patients have succumbed to the disease bringing cumulative fatalities to 1,518.

    At the same time, 422 patients have recovered from the disease, 369 from the home-based care program, while 53 have been discharged from various hospitals bringing the total recoveries now stand at 68,532.

    A bed in an ICU facility in Nandi County.
    A bed in an ICU facility in Nandi County on June 29, 2020.
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    According to a statement from Health CS Mutahi Kagwe on Saturday, December 5, the cases were from 7,671 tests conducted bringing the cumulative tests to 927,082.

    From the positive cases, 723 are Kenyans while 12 are foreigners.

    In terms of gender, 467 are males and 268 females. The youngest is a four-month-old infant, while the oldest is 87.

    Currently, there are 1,189 patients admitted in various health facilities countrywide with 8,146 on Home Based Isolation and Care.

    76 patients are in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), 33 of whom are on ventilatory support, and 42 on supplemental oxygen.

    Another 65 patients are separately on supplementary oxygen out of whom 60 are in the general wards. 5 are in the High Dependency Unit (HDU).

    Distribution of the cases by Counties is as follows; Nairobi 207, Mombasa 83, Nakuru 79, Kakamega 40, Kiambu 38, Kisumu 31, 2 Busia 24, Kilifi 21, Kajiado 20, Nyeri 20, Kisii 15, Kirinyaga 13, Nyandarua 13, Makueni 12, Machakos 12, Taita Taveta 11,

    Uasin Gishu and Kericho tecorded 10 cases each, Nandi 8, Kitui 8, Turkana 8, Laikipia 7, Narok 6, Murang’a 6, Vihiga 5, Garissa 5, Embu 3, Homa Bay 3, Isiolo 3, Meru 3, Tana River 2, Siaya 2, Kwale 2, Tharaka Nithi 2, Samburu 2 and Bungoma 1.

    The 207 cases in Nairobi, are from Lang’ata (51), Kibra (22), Westlands (19), Embakasi West (12), Embakasi Central, Makadara and Starehe (11) cases each, Kamukunji and Kasarani (10) cases each.

    A nurse and a patient pictured in a ward at the Garissa Referral Hospital.
    A nurse and a patient pictured in a ward at the Garissa Referral Hospital.
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    Dagoretti North and Embakasi South (8) cases each, Embakasi East (7), Embakasi North, Mathare and Roysambu (6) cases each, Dagoretti South (5) and Ruaraka (4).

    In Mombasa, the 83 cases are from Mvita (48), Changamwe (13), Jomvu (10), Kisauni, Likoni and Nyali (4) cases each.

    In Nakuru, the 79 cases are from Nakuru West (44), Naivasha (34), and Molo (1).