Kenya records 130 new COVID19 cases as total infections now stands at 95,843

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BY JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,26TH DEC 2020-Kenya has maintained a Covid-19 positivity rate of below 10 per cent for a week running with 130 new cases reported on Saturday.

This was from a sample of 1,973 which represents a positivity rate of 6.5 per cent.

This now brings the total number of confirmed cases in the country to 95,843 from cumulative tests of 1,031,721 samples.

From the new cases, 113 are Kenyans while 17 are foreigners. Gender wise, 81 are males and 49 are females.

The youngest is a four-year-old child while the oldest is 83 years old.
In terms of recoveries, 187 patients have recovered from the disease with 93 from the home-based care program while 94 have been discharged from different health facilities, bringing the total number of recoveries in the country to 76,998.

Unfortunately, the country has lost two more patients to the disease, bringing the total number of fatalities to 1,655.

Currently, there are 681 patients admitted in various health facilities countrywide and 3,650 on home-based isolation and care.
38 patients are in ICU, 19 of whom are on ventilatory support and 16 on supplementary oxygen. Three are on observation.

Another 33 patients are separately on supplementary oxygen out of whom 26 are in the general wards. Seven are in the High Dependency Unit (HDU).

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