Kenya records 551 new COVID19 cases total infections now at 84,169

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BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,1ST DEC,2020-Kenya on Tuesday recorded 551 new cases of Covid-19, bringing the country’s case load to 84,169 , Health CAS Rashid Aman has said.

The CAS confirmed that this was from a sample size of 4,675 recording a positivity rate of 11.7 per cent.

The country’s fatalities have risen to 1,474 after another five patients succumbed to the disease.

Aman said that there are 1,275 patients currently admitted in various hospitals across the country. Another, 8,070 patients are on the home-based care programme.

A total of 71 patients are in ICU, out of which 36 are on ventilatory support.

Also, 88 patients are separately on supplementary oxygen, out of which 70 are in general wards and 18 in the HDU.

Meanwhile, 266 patients have recovered from the disease out of which 206 were from the home-based care programme, while 60 were discharged from various health facilities.

Kenya’s recoveries now stand at 18,146.

From the new cases reported on Tuesday, 525 are Kenyans while 26 are foreigners.

In terms of gender, 301 are males while 250 are females and the youngest is a seven-day-old infant and the oldest is 100.

Nairobi leads with 212 cases, Kilifi 39, Mombasa 35, Nyeri 33, Embu 30, Kajiado 19, Turkana 11, Kisumu 7, Garissa 6 and Mandera 2

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