Kenya records 124 new COVID19 cases , no deaths reported

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BY  JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,3RD JAN,2020-Health CS Mutahi Kagwe has said that the country reported 124 new cases of coronavirus, totaling the number of cases in the country to 96,802.

The CS said on Sunday in a statement that the new cases were picked from a sample size of  2,855.

The tests conducted since March 2020 now stand at 1,055,691.

That where no Covid-19 fatalities reported over the last twenty-four hours.

The Covid related deaths still stand at 1,685.

From the new cases, 100 are Kenyans while 24 are foreigners. The youngest is a three-year-old child and the oldest is 86.

Also, 216 people have recovered from the virus, where 178 are from the Home-Based Care Program and 38 from various hospitals.

There are 650 patients admitted in various health facilities countrywide, and 2,934 on Home Based Care and Isolation.

Twenty-six patients are in the Intensive Care Unit, 12 of whom are on ventilatory support and 11 on supplemental oxygen while three are on observation.

Another 19 patients are separately on supplemental oxygen, all being on general wards.

Nairobi has 67 cases, Busi 12, Llamu 8, Nakuru 6, Mombasa 5, and Murang’a 5.

Machakos 4, Isiolo 3, Makueni 3, Uasin Gishu 3, Meru 2, Taita Taveta 2, Kiambu 1, Kirinyaga 1, Kisumu 1 and Narok 1.

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