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Covid-19: Positive cases under the 100-mark three days in a row

Health & Science - By Judah Ben-Hur | January 12th 2021 at 03:23:28 GMT +0300
Health CS Mutahi Kagwe. [File, Standard]

Medics in Kenya can have a sigh of relief as the country continues recording low number of coronavirus cases. The country has recorded 98 new positive cases in the last 24 hours compared to 63 cases recorded on Monday. The new infections increase the cumulative number of cases to 98,432.

A statement from the Ministry of Health shows that 3,369 tests have been conducted in the past 24 hours raising the number of tests done to 1,097,647.

Out of the new cases, 87 are Kenyans while 11 are foreigners. The youngest of those infected is a three year old baby and the oldest is 85 years old. Additionally, 63 of those infected are male while 35 are female.

Fortunately, 154 patients have recovered from the virus, 144 coming from home-based care while 10 come from various hospitals. This increases the number of recoveries to 81,225.

Sadly, three patients have succumbed to the disease increasing the total number of fatalities to 1,716.

“Currently, there are 696 patients admitted in various health facilities countrywide and 2,116 on Home Based Isolation and Care. 32 patients are in Intensive Care Unit (ICU), 21 of whom are on ventilatory support and 10 on supplemental oxygen,” read the statement from the MOH.

Distribution

Nairobi County continues to lead with 49 cases, Mombasa 14, Uasin Gishu 8, Kiambu 4, Kwale 3, Nakuru 3, Bungoma 2, Kisii 2, Kisumu 2, Trukana 2, Machakos 2, Kirinyaga 1, Laikipia 1, Kajiado 1, Kericho 1, Nandi 1 and Siaya 1.

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