Kenya records 147 New COVID19 cases,138 recoveries as one patient succumbs

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BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,29TH DEC 2020-Kenya on Tuesday recorded 147 people positive cases of coronavirus, from a sample size of 3,043 tested in the last 24 hours.

This brings the total number of confirmed cases in the country to 96,139. The cumulative tests are now 1,038,352.

From the cases, 137 are Kenyans while 10 are foreigners.

In terms of gender, 115 are males and 32 are females.

Age wise, the youngest is a one-year-old child while the oldest is 92.

As for recoveries, 138 patients have recovered from the disease, 126 being from the Home-Based Care Program, while 12 have been discharged from various hospitals.

The total number of recoveries now stand at 77,659.

Unfortunately, one patient has succumbed to the disease bringing the cumulative fatalities to 1,665.

Currently, there are 670 patients admitted in various health facilities countrywide and 3,368 on Home Based Isolation and Care.

31 patients are in iCU, 17 of whom are on ventilatory support, and 12 on supplemental oxygen. Two are on observation.
Another 17 patients are separately on supplementary oxygen, out of whom 15 are in the general wards. Two are in the High Dependency Unit (HDU).

Distribution of the cases by counties is as follows; Nairobi 47,Mombasa 27, Makueni 14, Nakuru and Murang’a with 12 each, Busia 10, Kiambu five, Kirinyaga and Kisii with three each, while Kilifi, Kajiado, Kisumu, Kwale and Garissa have two cases each, while Nyandarua, Machakos, Turkana and Uasin Gishu have one case each

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