COVID19:425 recoveries as three patients succumb

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BY JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,27TH DEC,2020-Kenya on Sunday recorded 80 new virus cases, from a sample size of 1,601 tested in the last 24 hours.

This brings the total number of confirmed positive cases in the country to 95,923.

The cumulative tests now stand at 1,033,322.

From the cases, 63 are Kenyans while 17 are foreigners.

In terms of gender, 51 are males while 29 are females, and the youngest is a three-year-old child while the oldest is 98.

On a good note, 425 patients have recovered from the disease with 369 from the home based care program while 56 have been discharged from various hospitals.

The total number of recoveries in the country now stand at 77,423.

Unfortunately, the country has lost three more patients to the disease, bringing the total number of deaths to 1,658.

Currently, there are 651 patients admitted in various health facilities countrywide and 3,417 on home based isolation and care.

38 patients are in ICU, 18 of whom are ventilatory support and 17 on supplemental oxygen, while three are on observation.

Another 33 patients are desperately on supplementary oxygen, out of whom 26 are in the general wards. Seven are in HDU.

Distribution of the cases by counties is as follows; Nairobi 55, Busia seven, Lamu five, Kiambu four, Murang’a three, Kilifi two while Kajiado, Kericho, Kitui and Nakuru have one case each.

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