Kenya records 1,344 new COVID19 cases,Total infections now at 64,588

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BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,10TH NOV 2020-Health CS Mutahi Kagwe on Tuesday  confirmed that 1,344 new cases of the virus were reported from a sample size of 7,162.

This is a positivity rate of 18 per cent.

This brings the number of cases in the country to 64,588 since March, while the cumulative tests stand at 753,959.

Another 24 deaths were also recorded, bringing the fatalities to 1,154.

436 patients have recovered from the disease, 297 from the Home-Based Care Program, while 139 have been discharged from various hospitals. Total recoveries now stand at 43,095.

A total of 1,266 patients are admitted in various health facilities countrywide, while 5,898 are on Home Based Isolation and Care. 58 patients are in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), 22 of whom are on ventilatory support and 31 on supplemental oxygen.

Distribution of the cases by Counties is as follows; Nairobi 322, Kiambu 221, Mombasa 133, Laikipia 72, Uasin Gishu 66, Kericho 65, Nakuru 63, Kajiado 43, Kilifi 40, Kisumu 36, Kwale 32, Migori 32, Machakos 30, Baringo 20, Bomet 19, Nandi 16, Meru 13, Nyeri 12, Kisii 11…

Embu 11, Mandera 11, Kakamega 8, Murang’a 8, Nyamira 8, Elgeyo Marakwet 5, Turkana 5, Nyandarua 4, Narok 4, Kirinyaga 4, Trans Nzoia 4, Tharaka Nithi 3 Vihiga 3, West Pokot 3, Bungoma 2, Taita Taveta 2, Wajir 2, Busia 2, Makueni 2, Samburu 2, Homabay 2, Siaya 2, and Kitui 1.

 

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