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Covid-19: Kenya records 221 new infections

By VINCENT KEJITAN | Fri,Jan 08 2021 17:07:11 EAT

 Health CS Mutahi Kagwe [Standard]

The Ministry of Health on Friday announced 221 new Covid-19 infections from a sample size of 6,190 tested in the last 24 hours, bringing to 97,954 the number of confirmed positive cases in the country.

The cumulative tests are now 1,081,863.  From the cases, 201 are Kenyans while 20 are foreigners.

The new cases are from; Nairobi 81, Meru 35, Isiolo 22, Mombasa 16, Kisumu 10, Kitui 9, Nakuru 7, Busia 6, Kisii 6, Lamu 5, Machakos 5, Kajiado 4, Laikipia 3, Uasin Gishu 2, Kilifi 2, Kiambu 1, Nyandarua 1, Garissa 1, Trans Nzoia 1, Mandera 1, Bungoma 1, Vihiga 1 & Murang’a 1.

365 patients have recovered from the county disease, 354 being from the Home-Based Care Program, while 11 have been discharged from various hospitals. The total recoveries now stand at 80,671.

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One patient has succumbed to the coronavirus disease, pushing the cumulative fatalities to 1,703.

Currently, there are 627 patients admitted in various health facilities countrywide and 2,191 on Home Based Isolation and Care. 

32 patients are in Intensive Care Unit (ICU), 19 of whom are on ventilatory support and 12 on supplemental oxygen. One is on observation.

Another 10 patients are separately on supplementary oxygen and are in the general wards. No patient is in the High Dependency Unit.

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