Kenya records 219 new COVID19 cases ,total caseload now at 92,127

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BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,5TH JAN,2020-Kenya on Tuesday recorded 219 new cases of Covid-19, bringing the country’s case load to 92,127, Health CS Mutahi Kagwe has said.

The CS in a statement confirmed that this was from a sample size of 5,413 recording a positivity rate of 4.04 per cent.

The cumulative tests stand at 1,064,419.

The country’s fatalities have risen to 1,690 after another four patents succumbed to the disease.

Kagwe said that there are 614  patients currently admitted in various hospitals across the country. Another, 2,940 patients are on the home-based care programme.

A total of 29 patients are in ICU, out of which 15 are on ventilatory support.

Also, 17 patients are separately on supplementary oxygen, out of which 16 are in general wards and one in the HDU.

Meanwhile, 100 patients have recovered from the disease out of which 83 were from the Homebased care program while 17 were discharged from various health facilities.

Kenya’s recoveries now stand at 79,357.

From the new cases reported on Tuesday, 170 are Kenyans while 49 are foreigners.

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