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Covid-19: 52 in ICU, 19 die as Kenya records 1,048 new cases

Health & Science - By Mireri Junior | November 20th 2020 at 06:07:38 GMT +0300

Kenya has 52 Covid-19 patients in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) and has recorded 1,048 new positive cases in the past 24 hours raising the country's total caseload to 75, 193.

In a statement sent to media houses by the Ministry of Health on Friday, Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe (pictured) said the new cases are from 8, 660 samples which push the country’s cumulative tests to 823, 700.

In terms of gender, 594 are male and 454 are female while the youngest case a year-old and the oldest is aged 90.

Of the new cases, 1,018 are Kenyans while 30 are foreigners.

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On a positive note, 326 patients recovered with 219 on the home-based care programme while 107 were discharged from various hospitals bringing the total number of recoveries to 50, 984.

On a sad note, Kagwe said 19 patients have succumbed to the disease bringing Kenya’s fatalities to 1,349.

Out of the 52 patients in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), 28 are on ventilatory support while 24 are on supplemental oxygen.

In the supplementary Oxygen, the country has 71 patients 70 of whom are general wards while one in the High Dependency Unit (HDU)

A total of 1,114 are admitted in various health facilities while 6,332 are in the Home-based Isolation and Care.


In the county distribution, Nairobi leads with 408 cases, Kericho 84, Mombasa 80, Kiambu 71, Busia 52, Migori 36, Uasin Gishu 35, Kisumu 25, Machakos, 25, Kajiado 23, Siaya 18, Bungoma 15, Kakamega 14, Nakuru 13, Taita Taveta 12, Bomet 11, Makueni 11, Nyeri 11, Kilifi 10, Laikipia 10, Baringo 9, Kwale 9, Nandi 9, Meru 8, Vihiga 6, Muranga 5 , West Pokot 5, Mandera 5, Kitui 5, .

In Nairobi, the 408 cases are from Langata (83), Westlands (44), Dagoretti North (32), Starehe (30), Kamukunji (28), Makadara (24), Dagoretti South (22), Ruaka (21), Embakasi Central (19), Kibra (18), Mathare (17), Embakasi North (12), Embakasi East (9) and Kasarani (7).

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