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BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,14TH JAN,2021-The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Kenya has risen to 98, 693 after 138 more people tested positive for the disease from a sample size of 4,526 tested in the last 24 hours.
“From the cases 119 are Kenyans while 19 are foreigners. 88 are males while 50 are females. The youngest is a one-year-old baby while the oldest is 80,” said the Ministry of Health, in a statement issued on Thursday.
At the same time three more patients have succumbed to the disease raising the fatality to 1,723.
The Ministry also announced that 266 patients have recovered from the disease; 251 from the Home-Based Isolation and Care, while 15 are from our various facilities. The total recoveries now stand at 81,933.
The 138 new cases are distributed across the counties as follows: Nairobi 65, Kericho 23, Mombasa 10, Makueni 6, Uasin Gishu 6, Nyamira 4, Kisumu 4, Kiambu 3, Busia 2, Migori 2, Nakuru 2, Kajiado 2, Taita Taveta 2, Kilifi 1, Lamu 1, Nyandarua 1, Bomet 1, Bungoma 1, Elgeyo Marakwet 1 and Isiolo 1.
Currently there are 680 patients admitted in various health facilities countrywide, while 1,730 are on Home Based Isolation and Care. 26 patients are in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), 17 of whom are on ventilatory support and 8 on supplemental oxygen. 1 is under observation.
“Another 16 patients are separately on supplementary oxygen with 13 of them in the general wards. 3 patients are in the High Dependency Unit,” added the Ministry.