32 Patients in ICU as 98 Test Positive For Covid-19

  • Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe addressing the media on November 26, 2020
    Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe addressing the media on November 26, 2020
  • Ministry of Health (MoH) has announced that 98 people have tested positive for Covid-19 from a sample size of 3,369 over the last 24 hours, bringing the country's total tally to 98,432.

    Following the announcement, the cumulative total tests in the country stand at 1,097,647. 87 of the positive cases are Kenyans whereas 11 are foreign nationals.

    The health ministry further revealed that the youngest of the confirmed cases is a three-year-old child with the oldest aged 85 years.

    Health CS Mutahi Kagwe addresses the media outside Afya House in June 2020

    154 patients have been discharged after recovering from the virus. 144 of the patients were discharged from the Home Based Care Programme, while 10 were discharged from various health facilities from across the country.

    The country's cumulative recoveries now stand at 81,255.

    However, 3 patients succumbed to the virus taking the country's death tally to 1,716.

    MoH announced that 696 patients were admitted in various medical facilities from across the country and 2,116 are on Home Based Isolation and Care.

    32 patients are in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), 21 of whom are on ventilatory support and 10 on supplemental oxygen. 1 is on observation.

    Another 11 patients are separately on supplementary oxygen all of whom are in the general wards. No patient is in the High Dependency Unit.

    Distribution of the cases by Counties: Nairobi 49, Mombasa 14, Uasin Gishu 8, Kiambu 4, Kwale 3, Nakuru 3, Bungoma 2, Kisii 2, Kisumu 2, Turkana 2, Machakos 2, Kirinyaga 1, Laikipia 1, Kajiado 1, Kericho 1, Kericho 1, Meru 1, Nandi 1 and Siaya 1.

    In terms of Sub County Distribution; In Nairobi, the 49 cases are from Kibra 15, Embakasi West 4, Kamukunji, Roysambu, Starehe and Westlands 3 cases each.

    Embakasi Central, Embakasi East, Embakasi North, Kasarani, Lang'ata, Makadara and Ruaraka 2 cases each, Dagoretti North, Dagoretti South, Embakasi South and Mathare 1 case each.