670 Hospitalised as Covid-19 Cases Rise to 96,139

  • A bed in an ICU facility in Nandi County.
    A bed in an ICU facility in Nandi County on June 29, 2020.
  • Kenya has recorded 147 more Covid-19 positive cases in the last 24 hours as the country's total caseload rises to 96,139.

    Currently, there are 670 patients admitted in various health facilities countrywide and 3,368 on Home Based Isolation and Care. 

    In a statement on December 29, Health CS Mutahi Kagwe announced that 3,043 samples had been tested over the period bringing the total number of samples tested so far to 1,038,352.

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

    Of the positive cases, 115 are male and 32 are female while the youngest is a one-year-old child. The oldest is 92.

    Today, 138 patients have recovered from the disease, 126 being from the Home-Based Care Program, while 12 have been discharged from various hospitals. The total recoveries now stand at 77,659.

    Unfortunately, 1 patient has succumbed to the disease bringing the cumulative fatalities to 1,665.

    31 patients are in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), 17 of whom are on ventilatory support, and 12 on supplemental oxygen. 2 are on observation. 

    Another 17 patients are separately on supplementary oxygen, out of whom 15 are in the general wards.

    Two are in the High Dependency Unit (HDU).

    Distribution of the cases by Counties is as follows; Nairobi 47, Mombasa 27, Makueni 14, Nakuru 12, Murang’a 12, Busia 10, Kiambu 5, Kirinyaga 3, Kisii 3, Kilifi 2, Kajiado 2, Kisumu 2, Kwale 2, Garissa 2, Nyandarua 1, Machakos 1, Turkana 1, Uasin Gishu 1.

    In terms of Sub County Distribution; In Nairobi, the 47 cases are from Lang’ata (7), Embakasi West (5), Embakasi East (4),Dagoretti North, Embakasi South, Kamukunji, Kibra and Westlands (3) cases each, Dagoretti South, Embakasi Central, Kasarani, Makadara, Roysambu, Ruaraka and Starehe (2) cases each, Embakasi North and Mathare (1) case each.

    In Mombasa, the 27 cases are from Jomvu (13), Kisauni (5), Mvita (4), Changamwe and Likoni (2) cases each, Nyali (1). In Makueni, all the 14 cases are from Kibwezi West.

    An ICU facility in Nandi County
    An ICU facility in Nandi County
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