Two deaths as 136 new Covid cases recorded

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BY JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,20TH JAN,2021-From a sample size of 3,787 tested in the last 24 hours, Kenya on Tuesday recorded 136 new Covid-19 cases.

In a statement released by the Ministry of Health, the country has now recorded a total of 99,444 positive cases, with the cumulative tests now standing at 1,134,494.

From the cases 117 are Kenyans while 19 are foreigners and as for the gender, 85 are males and 51 are females.
Age wise, the youngest is a two-year-old child while the oldest is 98.

In terms of recoveries, 176 patients have recovered with 162 from the home based care program while 14 are from various health facilities. This now brings the total number of recoveries to 82,654.

The country has however recorded two deaths bringing the total fatalities to 1,736.

Currently, there are 686 patients admitted in various health facilities countrywide, while 1,625 are on home based isolation and care.

30 patients are in ICU , 14 of whom are on ventilatory support and 14 on supplemental oxygen. Two are under observation.

Another 11 patients are separately on supplementary oxygen with 10 of them in the general wards. One patient is in the High Dependency Unit.

Distribution of the cases according to counties is as follows; Nairobi 69, Homabay and Mombasa with 11 each, Meru 10, Kisumu eight, Kiambu five, Kilifi four.
Nakuru, Siaya and Kajiado have three cases each, Kakamega and Machakos two cases each, while Taita Taveta, Garissa, Turkana, Bungoma and Narok have one case each.

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