Kenya records 335 new COVID19 cases as Eight more deaths occurs

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BY JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,7TH JAN,2021-Kenya on Thursday recorded 335 new cases of Covid-19, bringing the country’s case load to 97,733, Health CS Mutahi Kagwe has said.

The CS in a statement confirmed that this was from a sample size of 5,424 recording a positivity rate of xxx per cent.

The cumulative tests stand at 1,05,673.

The country’s fatalities have risen to 1,702 after another eight patients succumbed to the disease.

Kagwe said that there are 536 patients currently admitted in various hospitals across the country. Another, 2,493 patients are on the home-based care programme.

A total of 29 patients are in ICU, out of which 18 are on ventilatory support.

Also, 10 patients are separately on supplementary oxygen and are all in are in general wards.

Meanwhile, 340 patients have recovered from the disease out of which 261 were from the home-based care programme, while 79 were discharged from various health facilities.

Kenya’s recoveries now stand at 80,306.

From the new cases reported on Thursday, 307 are Kenyans while 28 are foreigners.

In terms of gender, 233 are males while 102 are females and the youngest in a one-year-old child and the oldest is 94.

Nairobi leads with 102, Meru 46, Makueni 40, Nyeri 19 and Kajiado 14

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