42 in ICU as Covid-19 Cases Rise

  • 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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  • 283 individuals have tested positive for Covid-19 from a sample size of 4,822 tested in the last 24 hours.

    This takes Kenya's cumulative confirmed positive cases to 103,615.

    In a statement on Thursday, February 18, Health CS Mutahi Kagwe disclosed that the total tests conducted so far are 1,254,018.

    From the positive cases recorded in the last 24 hours, 256 are Kenyans while 27 are foreigners. 204 are male while 79 are female.

    President Uhuru Kenyatta (Left) Council of Governors Chairman Wycliffe Oparanya and Health CS Mutahi Kagwe pictured during the Covid summit held on November 4, 2020.
    President Uhuru Kenyatta (Left) Council of Governors Chairman Wycliffe Oparanya and Health CS Mutahi Kagwe pictured during the Covid summit held on November 4, 2020.
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    The youngest is a one-year old while the eldest is 80 years.

    66 patients have recovered from the disease in the last 24 hours. 51 are from the Home Based Isolation and Care while 15 are from various health facilities. Total recoveries now stand at 85,457.

    6 patients have lost their lives and this pushes the cumulative number of fatalities to 1,807.

    277 patients currently admitted in various health facilities countrywide, while 1,153 patients are on Home Based Isolation and Care.

    42 patients are in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), 21 of whom are on ventilator support and 18 on supplemental oxygen. 3 patients are on observation. Another 6 patients are separately on supplementary oxygen with 5 of them in the general wards and 1 in the High Dependency Unit

    In terms of County distribution Nairobi has 196 confirmed cases, Busia 16, Kiambu 14, Mombasa 11, Nakuru 8, Uasin Gishu 6, Kajiado 5, Machakos 5, Kilifi 4, Kisumu 4, Kwale 3, Makueni 3, Homa bay 2, Taita Taveta 2, Murang'a 2, Siaya 1 and Migori 1.

    In terms of Sub County distribution; the 196 cases in Nairobi are from Westlands (25), Lang'ata (24), Dagoretti North (21), Starehe (17), Embakasi West (14), Makadara (11), Kamukunji and Kibra (10) cases each, Embakasi South, Kasarani and Mathare (9) cases each, Ruaraka (8), Embakasi Central and Roysambu ( 7 ) cases each , Embakasi East ( 6 ) , Dagoretti South ( 5 ) and Embakasi North ( 4 ) .