14 Die as Kenya's Covid-19 Caseload Rises to 89,100

  • Health CAS Mercy Mwangangi addressing the media on June 22, 2020.
    Health CAS Mercy Mwangangi addressing the media on June 22, 2020.
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  • Kenya has recorded 521 more Covid-19 positive cases in the last 24 hours as the country's total caseload rises to 89,100.

    14 patients succumbed to the disease bringing the total number of deaths to 1,545.

    During a Covid-19 briefing at Afya House on Tuesday, December 8, Health CAS Mercy Mwangangi announced that 4,721 samples had been tested over the period.

    Of the positive cases, 315 were male and 206 were female while the youngest case was a 3-year-old and the oldest is aged 90.

    An ICU facility in Nandi County
    An ICU facility in Nandi County
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    In the county distribution, Nairobi leads with 191 cases followed by Kilifi 93, Kiambu 32, Busia 28 and Uasin Gishu 22, Nakuru 19, Mombasa 17, Nyeri and Kajiado both recorded 14 cases, and Bungoma 13.

    Kirinyaga and Tana River both had 11 cases, Kericho 9, Kisumu 6, Trans Nzoia 6, Makueni 5, Embu 5, Laikipia and Kitui 4, Nandi 3, Siaya, Murang'a, Kakamega and Isiolo counties have two cases.

    At the same time, 425 patients were discharged; 330 from home-based care and 95 from various hospitals around the country bringing the total number of recoveries to 69,839.

    1,102 patients are admitted to various health facilities in the country while 8,016 are in home-based care program.

    CAS Mwangangi addressed the plight of health care workers noting that the government was working to address the concerns raised by the medical practitioners.

    "We thank our doctors for calling off their strike and call on nurses and clinical officers to reconsider their actions. We need to work together to ensure that Kenyans get the medical attention they require," 

    She further stated that doctors hired under the UHC and short-term basis would be paid overdue salaries noting that dues of 8,600 doctors had been settled.