COVID19: 802 patients have recovered ,21 deaths registered over the last 24 hours

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BY JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,5TH NOV 2020-The ministry of health has announced that , 802 patients have recovered from the disease in the last 24 hours , 679 from the Home-Based Care Program, while 123 have been discharged from various hospitals.
 Total recoveries now stand at 39,193.
On a sad note we have lost 21 patients to the disease bringing the fatality to 1,072. Our sincere condolences to the families and friends of those who have lost their loved ones.
There are 1,262 patients currently admitted in various health facilities countrywide, while 5,189 are on Home Based Isolation and Care. 62 patients are in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), 26 of whom are on ventilatory support and 31 on supplemental oxygen.
Another 87 patients are separately on supplementary oxygen out of whom 74 are in the general wards, while 13 are in the High Dependency Unit (HDU).

Kenya on Thursday recorded 1,008 new Covid-19 cases, bringing the total caseload to 59,595.

This was from a sample of 6,,038 tested in the last 24 hours.

This represents a positivity rate of 16 per cent.

Health officers have conducted 723,210 cumulative tests so far .

From the cases, 616 are males and 392 females while the youngest is a two -month-old infant and the oldest is 95 years.

Nairobi leads in the distribution recording 417 cases in one day.

Other counties with cases include: Mombasa 87, Kiambu 51, Kajiado 48, Nakuru 35 and Kisumu 32.

The cases from Nakuru include 68 students and five teachers who tested positive for Covid-19 at Bahati Girls Secondary school.

CEC health Kariuki Gichuki announced on Thursday morning that one student who tested positive developed some complications.

“And is being treated at the Nakuru isolation and management centre. A medical team is monitoring the condition of the students and teachers in isolation at the school,” Gichuki said.

The numbers of positive cases in schools are worrying after another 52 from Salvation Army Kolanya Boys High School tested positive.

In as much as the cases are rising, President Uhuru Kenyatta has said learning has to go on.

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