680 hospitalized, Covid-19 cases rising to 98,693

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Kenya has recorded another 139 cases of Covid-19 in the past 24 hours as the country’s total number stands at 98,693.

In a statement Thursday, January 14, Health CS Mutahi kagwe announced that 4,526 samples were tested during the period, bringing the total number of samples tested to date to 1,107,121.

Of the positive cases, 88 are males and 50 are females, while the youngest case is a one-year-old baby and the oldest is 80 years old.

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Cabinet Secretary of Health Mutahi Kagwe addresses the media.

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At the same time, 266 patients recovered from the disease, 251 from home care and 15 from hospital across the country, bringing the total number of recoveries to 81,933.

Sadly, three patients succumbed to the disease, bringing the total number of deaths to 1,723.

680 patients are currently admitted to various health facilities across the country, while 1,730 are in isolation and in home care.

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26 patients were admitted to intensive care units (ICU), of which 17 are on ventilatory support and 8 on supplemental oxygen. One is under observation.

16 other patients were placed separately on supplemental oxygen, including 13 in general wards.

Three patients admitted to the high dependency unit (HDU).

In terms of distribution across counties, Nairobi recorded 65 cases, Kericho 23, Mombasa 10, Makueni 6, Uasin Gishu 6, Nyamira 4, Kisumu 4, Kiambu 3, Busia 2, Migori 2, Nakuru 2, Kajiado 2, Taita Taveta 2.

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Kilifi, Lamu, Nyandarua, Bomet, Bungoma, Elgeyo Marakwet and Isiolo counties all recorded one case each.

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