14 more deaths as Covid-19 cases increase

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Kenya has recorded 968 more cases of Covid-19 in the past 24 hours from 6,610 samples tested in the same period.

According to a statement signed by Cabinet Secretary of Health Mutahi Kagwe on Sunday, November 22, the total number of Covid-19 cases in Kenya stood at 77,372.

Of the new cases, 888 are TBEN and 80 are foreigners.

Health CS Mutahi Kagwe addressing the Nation about the Corona virus outside Afya House on March 17, 2020.

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584 are men and 384 are women. The youngest is a two month old baby while the oldest is 91 years old.

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Sadly, 14 patients succumbed to the disease, bringing the total number of deaths to 1,380.

During this time, 155 patients have recovered from the virus; 110 from the home care program, while 45 were discharged from various hospitals. Total recoveries now stand at 51,507.

Currently, 1,131 patients are admitted to various hospitals across the country, while 7,023 are in home care. 63 patients are in intensive care, including 36 under ventilatory assistance and 26 under supplemental oxygen.

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76 other patients are receiving supplemental oxygen separately, including 74 in general services, while 2 are in the high dependency unit (HDU).

Distribution in counties

Nairobi leads with 421, Mombasa 91, Kilifi 88, Busia 73, Kiambu 54, Kajiado 30, Nakuru 22, Uasin Gishu 21, Machakos 17, Murang’a 16, Nyeri 16, Bungoma 14, Kirinyaga 13.

Makueni, Kisumu, Turkana, Tharaka Nithi and Meru all recorded 11 cases each. Marsabit 8, Laikipia 4, Narok 4, Kisii, Homabay, Elgeyo Marakwet and Mandera also recorded 3 cases each, Nandi 2, Kwale 2, Kericho, Garissa, Wajir, Nyandarua and Trans Nzoia each recorded one case.

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In Nairobi, the 421 cases are from Westlands 55, Lang’ata 45, Dagoretti North 44, Embakasi Central and Starehe 31 cases each, Mathare 25, Ruaraka 23, Dagoretti South and Roysambu 22 cases each, Makadara 21, Kamukunji 20, Embakasi West 18, Kasarani 17, Embakasi East 15, Kibra 14, Embakasi North 13 and Embakasi South 5.

Some of the beds placed in the Covid-19 emergency treatment tent at Machakos Stadium, April 20, 2020

Some of the beds placed in the Covid-19 emergency treatment tent at Machakos Stadium, April 20, 2020

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