Kenya registers 80 more COVID19 positive cases,3 deaths

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BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,17TH JAN,2021-Thirty patients were admitted in the Intensive Care Unit on Sunday due to Covid-19 complications.

From the number, 14 were on ventilator support, 13 were on supplemental oxygen while three were under observation.

“Another 13 patients are separately on supplemental oxygen with 12 of them in the general wards. One patient is in the high dependency unit,” Health CS Mutahi Kagwe said in a statement on Sunday.

The CS confirmed that 80 more people had tested positive for the virus from a sample size of 3,733 tests conducted in 24 hours.

This represents a positivity rate of 2.14 per cent. The new cases comprised of 62 Kenyans and 18 foreign nationals aged between 11 months and 81 years old.

Meanwhile the death toll continued to rise after three more patients succumbed to the virus. The total Kenyans lost due to the disease now stands at 1,731.

“Currently, there are 699 patients admitted in various health facilities countrywide, while 1,642 are on home based isolation and care,” Kagwe said.

He added: “Twenty six patients have recovered from the disease. Twenty four from the home based isolation and care, while two are from various facilities. The total recoveries now stand at 82,350.”

In terms of distribution of cases per county, Nairobi recorded 62 cases distributed in Kibra nine, Westlands seven, Dagoretti North six, Ruaraka five while Embakasi West, Kamukunji, Lang’ata, Makadara and Starehe four cases each.

Embakasi East, Roysambu had three cases each, Dagoretti South Embakasi South and Kasarani had two cases each while Embakasi Central, Embakasi North and Mathare each had one case.

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