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Five more deaths as Kenya records 114 new COVID19 cases

BY JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,21ST,DEC,2020-Kenya on Monday recorded 114 new cases of Covid-19, bringing the country’s caseload to 94,614.

Health CS Mutahi Kagwe in a statement said the new cases were from a sample size of 2,507 tested in the last 24 hrs recording a positivity rate of 4.5 per cent.

The cumulative tests stand at 1,011,025.

The country’s fatalities have risen to 1,644 after another five patents succumbed to the disease.

Kagwe said that there are 850 patients currently admitted in various hospitals across the country. Another, 5,873 patients are on the home-based care programme.

A total of 46 patients are in ICU, out of whom 24 are on ventilatory support.

Also, 26 patients are separately on supplementary oxygen, out of whom 22 are in general wards and four in the HDU.

Meanwhile, 325 patients have recovered from the disease out of which 256 were from the Homebased care program while 69 were discharged from various health facilities.

Kenya’s recoveries now stand at 76,060.

From the new cases reported on Monday, 100 are Kenyans while 14 are foreigners.

In terms of gender, 72 are males while 42 are females with the youngest being a nine-year-old child and the oldest 81.

Nairobi leads with 68, Kiambu 6, Machakos 4, Mombasa 4, Busia 4 and Nyeri 4.

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