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BY JOAN WANJIKU,NAROBI,15TH JAN,2021-Kenya has recorded 166 new COVID-19 cases from a sample size of 7,077 tested in the last 24 hours, bringing the total confirmed positive cases to 98,859.
The Ministry of Health, in a statement issued of Friday, also announced that three more patients have succumbed to the virus raising the death toll to 1,726.
“The cumulative tests so far conducted are 1,114,198. From the new cases 146 are Kenyans while 20 are foreigners. 100 are males while 66 are females. The youngest is a one-year-old baby while the oldest is 93,” said MOH.
The 166 new cases are distributed across the country as follows: Nairobi 115, Kiambu 10, Kajiado 7, Mombasa 6, Nakuru 4, Busia 3, Machakos 3, Nyamira 3, Meru 2, Kisumu 2, Laikipia 2, Taita Taveta 2, Embu 1, Garissa 1, Kakamega 1, Kilifi 1, Kitui 1, Makueni 1 and Turkana 1.
Some 262 patients are reported to have recovered from the disease. 254 from the Home-Based Isolation and Care, while 8 are from various health facilities across the country. The total recoveries now stand at 82,195.
According to the Ministry of Health, currently there are 683 patients admitted in various health facilities countrywide, while 1,712 are on Home Based Isolation and Care. 29 patients are in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), 14 of whom are on ventilatory support and 12 on supplemental oxygen. 3 are under observation.
Another 14 patients are separately on supplementary oxygen with 13 of them in the general wards. 1 patient is in the High Dependency Unit.