More Patients in ICU as Positive Cases Near 90,000 Mark

  • 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 396 more Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours bringing Kenya’s total Covid-19 cases to 88,380. 

    Sadly, 8 patients have succumbed to the disease bringing cumulative fatalities to 1,526.

    At the same time, 397 patients have recovered from the disease, 318 from the home-based care program, while 79 have been discharged from various hospitals bringing the total recoveries now stand at 68,929.

    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

    According to a statement from Health CS Mutahi Kagwe on Sunday, December 6, the cases were from 4,717 tests conducted during that period, bringing the cumulative tests to 931,799.

    From the positive cases, 373 are Kenyans while 23 are foreigners.

    In terms of gender, 254 are males and 142 females. The youngest is a two-year-old infant, while the oldest is 85 years.

    Currently, there are 1,178 patients admitted in various health facilities countrywide with 8,113 on Home Based Isolation and Care.

    86 patients are in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), 36 of whom are on ventilatory support, and 49 on supplemental oxygen.

    Another 66 patients are separately on supplementary oxygen out of whom 58 are in the general wards. 8 are in the High Dependency Unit (HDU).

    Distribution of cases by Counties is as follows: Nairobi 154, Kiambu 40, Busia 31, Bungoma 30, Mombasa 23, Murang'a 19, Nakuru 14, Garissa 14, Kakamega 12, Nyeri 8, Kirinyaga 7, Kisumu 6, Vihiga 6.

    Laikipia 5, Migori 5, Makueni 4, Embu 4, Meru 3, Kajiado 2, Machakos 2, Kericho 2, Narok 2, Kilifi 1, Kisii 1, Uasin Gishu 1.

    In terms of the Sub County distribution, the 154 cases in Nairobi are from Starehe 15, Dagoretti North and Lang'ata recorded 14 cases each, Kamukunji 13, Kibra 12, Embakasi West 10, Embakasi Central, Embakasi East, Makadara 9 cases each.

    Roysambu and Ruaraka 8 cases each, Embakasi South and Westlands 7 cases each, Kasarani 6, Mathare 5, Dagoretti South and Embakasi North 4 cases each.

    Nationwide Covid-19 cases reported in October and November
    Nationwide Covid-19 cases reported in October and November
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