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Kenya records 735 new Covid-19 infections and 12 deaths

HEALTH & SCIENCEBy MERCY ASAMBA | Sat,Dec 05 2020 18:56:30 EAT
By MERCY ASAMBA | Sat,Dec 05 2020 18:56:30 EAT

The number of recorded Covid-19 infections in the country increased by 735 to 87,984 on Saturday, according to the statistics from the Ministry of Health.

Health CS Mutahi Kagwe (pictured) said the ministry had tested 7,671 samples in the past 24 hours.

This raised the total number of samples tested in the country, since the first case was confirmed on March 13, to 927,082.

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CS Kagwe also said Kenya's death toll had increased by twelve to 1,518.

“From the cases 723 are Kenyans while 12 are foreigners. In terms of gender 467 are males and 268 females. The youngest is a four-month old infant, while the oldest is 87,” he said.

The number of recovered patients rose by 422 to 68,532. He noted 369 were from Home-Based Care Program, while 53 had been discharged from various hospitals.

As of Saturday, 1,189 patients had been admitted in various health facilities countrywide with 8,146 on Home Based Isolation and Care. 76 patients are in Intensive Care Unit (ICU), 33 of whom are on ventilatory support, and 42 on supplemental oxygen. 

Another 65 patients are separately on supplementary oxygen out of whom 60 are in the general wards. 5 are in the High Dependency Unit (HDU). 

Case Distribution in counties

CS Kagwe reported that most of the cases were from Nairobi (207), followed by Mombasa (83), Nakuru (79), Kakamega (40) and Kiambu (38).

Other counties that reported cases were Kisumu 31, Busia 24, Kilifi 21, Kajiado 20, Nyeri 20, Kisii 15, Kirinyaga 13, Nyandarua 13,  Makueni 12, Machakos 12, Taita Taveta 11, Uasin Gishu 10, Kericho 10, Nandi 8, Kitui 8, Turkana 8, Laikipia 7, Narok 6, Murang’a 6, Vihiga 5, Garissa 5, Embu 3, Homa Bay 3, Isiolo 3, Meru 3, Tana River 2, Siaya 2, Kwale 2, Tharaka Nithi 2,  Samburu 2 and Bungoma 1.

The 207 cases in Nairobi, are from Lang’ata (51), Kibra (22), Westlands (19), Embakasi West (12), Embakasi Central, Makadara and Starehe (11) cases each, Kamukunji and Kasarani (10) cases each, Dagoretti North and Embakasi South (8) cases each, Embakasi East (7), Embakasi North,  Mathare and Roysambu (6) cases each, Dagoretti South (5) and Ruaraka (4).

In Mombasa, the 83 cases are from Mvita (48), Changamwe (13), Jomvu (10), Kisauni, Likoni and Nyali (4) cases each. In Nakuru, the 79 cases are from Nakuru West (44), Naivasha (34), and Molo (1).

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