8 deaths occurs as Kenya records 396 new COVID19 cases, 397 recovers

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BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,6TH DEC,2020-The Ministry of Health announced 396 new coronavirus infections, from a sample of 4,717 tested in the last 24 hours.

The new cases push to 88,380, the total number of confirmed cases and 931,799, the total number of samples tested in the country.

From the cases, 373 are Kenyans while 23 are foreigners; 254 are male while 142 are females.

The youngest patient is a 2-year-old child while the oldest is 85.

There are 1,178 patients admitted in various health facilities countrywide with 8,113 on Home Based Isolation and Care;  86 patients are in Intensive Care Unit (ICU), 36 of whom are on
ventilatory support, and 49 on supplemental oxygen.

Another 66 patients are separately on supplementary oxygen out of whom 58 are in the general wards. 8 are in the High Dependency Unit (HDU).

The new infections are distributed across the coutry as follows: Nairobi 154, Kiambu 40, Busia 31, Bungoma 30, Mombasa 23, Murang’a 19,  Nakuru 14, Garissa 14, Kakamega 12, Nyeri 8, Kirinyaga 7, Kisumu 6,Vihiga 6, Laikipia 5, Migori 5, Makueni 4, Embu 4, Meru 3, Kajiado 2, Machakos 2, Kericho 2, Narok 2, Kilifi 1, Kisii 1 and Uasin Gishu 1.

In terms of Sub County distribution; the 154 cases in Nairobi, are from Starehe (15), Dagoretti North and Lang’ata (14) cases each, Kamukunji (13), Kibra (12), Embakasi West (10), Embakasi Central, Embakasi East, Makadara (9) cases each, Roysambu and Ruaraka (8) cases each, Embakasi South and Westlands (7) cases each, Kasarani (6), Mathare (5), Dagoretti South and Embakasi North (4) cases each.

In Kiambu, the 40 cases are from Thika (24), Ruiru (4), Kiambu Town (5), Juja (2), Githunguri, Kikuyu and Lari (1) case each.

In Bungoma the 30 cases are from Kanduyi (20), Webuye West (6) and Kimilili (4).

In Mombasa, the 23 cases are from Jomvu (11), Mvita (6), Likoni and Nyali (2) cases each, Changamwe and Kisauni (1) case each.

In Murang’a, the 19 cases are from Gatanga and Kiharu (6) cases each, Mathioya (5) and Maragua (2). In Nakuru, the 14 cases are from Naivasha (10), Nakuru East (2), Gilgil and Molo (1) case each.

In Garissa, all the 14 cases are from Garissa Town. In Kakamega, the 12 cases are from Lurambi (11) and Shinyalu (1). In Nyeri, the 8 cases are from Nyeri Central (4), Mathira East (3) and Kieni East (1).

In Kirinyaga, all the 7 cases are from Kirinyaga Central. In Kisumu, all the 6 cases are from Kisumu Central. In Vihiga, all the 6 cases are from Vihiga Town.

In Laikipia, the 5 cases are from Laikipia East (4) and Laikipia West (1), while in Migori, all the 5 cases are from Suna East.

In Makueni, all the 4 cases are from Makueni, while in Embu, the4 cases are from Manyatta (3) and Runyenjes (1).

In Meru, the 3 cases are from Imenti North (2) and Buuri (1). The 2 cases in Kajiado, are from Kajiado East and Kajiado North (1) case each, all the 2 cases in Machakos, are from Athi River, the 2 cases in Kericho, are from Ainamoi and the 2 cases in Narok, are from Narok East.

The case in Kilifi, is from Kaloleni, the case in Kisii, is from Kitutu Chache South and the case in Uasin Gishu, is from Turbo.

At the same time, 397 patients have recovered from the disease, 318 from the Home-Based Care Program, while 79 have been discharged from various hospitals. Total recoveries now stand at to 68,929.

Kenya has also recorded 8 new fatalities, pushing the total number of fatalities so far to 1,526


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