COVID-19 UPDATE

12 more deaths as Kenya records 413 new virus cases

The county's fatalities have risen to 1,392.

In Summary

• Kagwe said that there are 1,182 patients currently admitted in various hospitals across the country. Another, 7,142 patients are in the home-based care programme.

• A total of 52 patients are in ICU, out of which 32 are on ventilatory support.

Health CS Mutahi Kagwe when he appeared before Health committee to answer questions raised by members of the National Assembly on November 11,.2020. Image: EZEKIEL AMING'A
Health CS Mutahi Kagwe when he appeared before Health committee to answer questions raised by members of the National Assembly on November 11,.2020. Image: EZEKIEL AMING'A

Kenya on Monday recorded 413 new cases of Covid-19, bringing the country's case load to 77,785, Health CS Mutahi Kagwe has said.

The CS in a statement confirmed that this was from a sample size of 3,489 recording a positivity rate of 11.8 per cent.

The cumulative tests stand at 843,103.

 

The country's fatalities have risen to 1,392 after another 12 patents succumbed to the disease.

Kagwe said that there are 1,182 patients currently admitted in various hospitals across the country. Another, 7,142 patients are on the home-based care programme.

A total of 52 patients are in ICU, out of which 32 are on ventilatory support.

Also, 86 patients are separately on supplementary oxygen, out of which 74 are in general wards and 12 in the HDU.

Meanwhile, 396 patients have recovered from the disease out of which 326 were from the Homebased care program while 70 were discharged from various health facilities.

Kenya's recoveries now stand at 51, 903.

From the new cases reported on Monday, 399 are Kenyans while 14 are foreigners.

 

In terms of gender, 254 are males while 159 are females and the youngest in a five-year-old child and the oldest is 99.

Nairobi leads with 229, Mombasa 46, Kiambu 22, Busia 18, Uasin Gishu 15, Kajiado 12, Machakos 12, Muarang'a 9, Meru 9 Kisii 6 and Nyeri 4.

Kirinyaga 4, Embu 3, Kisumu 3, Laikipia 3, Kericho 2, Marsabit 2, Homabay, Elgeyo Marakwet, Nakuru, Marakwet and Kitui recorded single cases each.