Kenya records 366 new COVID-19 cases, one more death

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BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,13TH DEC,2020-The number of COVID-19 cases in Kenya has risen to 91,892 after 366 more people tested positive for the virus, from a sample size of 4,205 tested in the last 24 hours.

In a statement issued on Sunday, the Ministry of Health also announced that one more patient has succumbed to the virus bringing the cumulative fatalities to 1,587.

“The cumulative tests are now 971,522. From the cases 346 are Kenyans while 20 are foreigners. 236 are males and 130 females. The youngest is a one-year old child, while the oldest is 78,” said the Ministry.

The 366 cases are distributed across the country as follows: Nairobi 142, Kiambu 42, Samburu 42, Murang’a 26, Narok 20, Kirinyaga 15, Embu 12, Mombasa 10, Kajiado 8, Nakuru 6, Busia 6, Garissa 6, Meru 5, Makueni 5, Machakos 4, Kilifi 4, Uasin Gishu 2, Kitui 2, Mandera 2, Marsabit 2, Taita Taveta 2, Kwale 2 and Kakamega 1.

At the same time, 432 patients have recovered from the disease, 387 from the Home-Based Care Program, while 45 have been discharged from various hospitals. Total recoveries now stand at 73,028.

According to the Ministry of Health, currently there are 967 patients admitted in various health facilities countrywide and 6,583 on Home Based Isolation and Care.

“48 patients are in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), 28 of whom are on ventilatory support, and 18 on supplemental oxygen. 2 are on observation,” added the Ministry.

Another 48 patients are separately on supplementary oxygen out of whom 39 are in the general wards. 9 are in the High Dependency Unit (HDU).

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