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Covid-19: Kenya records 1,470 new cases and 25 deaths

Health & Science

The Ministry of Health (MoH) on Friday announced 1,470 new coronavirus infections from a sample pool of 8,072 tested in the last 24 hours.

Additionally, 25 patients have succumbed to the disease raising the country’s death toll to 1,228.

The new infections push the country’s caseload to 68,193 and the total number of samples tested so far to 774,982.

Health CS Mutahi Kagwe (pictured) said from the cases 1,397 are Kenyans and 73 foreigners. 986 are males and 484 are females.

The youngest is a two-month old infant, while the oldest is 88.

So far, 1,364 patients are admitted in various health facilities countrywide, while 5,726 are on Home Based Isolation and Care.

54 patients are in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU); 16 of those are on ventilatory support while 32 are on supplemental oxygen.

Another 93 patients are separately on supplementary oxygen out of whom 73 are in the general wards and 20 are in the High Dependency Unit (HDU).

The distribution of the new cases by Counties is as follows; Nairobi 649, Mombasa 183, Kilifi 124, Kiambu 77, Kericho 75, Kakamega 37, Kajiado 31, Busia 30, Uasin Gishu 24, Machakos 24, Kisii 22, Nakuru 19, Bomet 17, Kisumu 17, Meru 15, Elgeyo Marakwet 15, Narok 13, Kirinyaga 10, Lamu 9, Mandera 9, Tana River 8, Nyeri 7, Taita Taveta 7, Bungoma 7, Laikipia 5, Nandi 5, Murang'a 4, Trans Nzoia 4, Nyandarua 4, Garissa 4, Vihiga 3, Kwale 2, Homabay 2, Makueni 2, Embu 2, Nyamira 1, Tharaka Nithi 1, Kitui 1 and Isiolo 1.

The total number of recoveries so far has risen to 44,872 after 791 people recovered from the disease.

695 from the Home-Based Care Program, while 96 have been discharged from various hospitals.

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