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COVID19:Kenya records six more deaths, 424 recoveries

BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,14TH DEC,2020-Kenya on Monday recorded 163 new cases of Covid-19, bringing the country’s case load to 92,055, Health CS Mutahi Kagwe has said.

The CS in a statement confirmed that this was from a sample size of 2,283 recording a positivity rate of 7.1 per cent.

The cumulative tests stand at 973,805.

The country’s fatalities have risen to 1,593 after another six patents succumbed to the disease.

Kagwe said that there are 960 patients currently admitted in various hospitals across the country. Another, 6,581 patients are on the home-based care programme.

A total of 49 patients are in ICU, out of which 27 are on ventilatory support.

Also, 46 patients are separately on supplementary oxygen, out of which 37 are in general wards and nine in the HDU.

Meanwhile, 424 patients have recovered from the disease out of which 378 were from the Homebased care program while 46 were discharged from various health facilities.

Kenya’s recoveries now stand at 73,452.

From the new cases reported on Monday, 156 are Kenyans while seven are foreigners.

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