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1,065 More Test Positive for Covid-19

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Kenya has recorded 1,065 more Covid-19 positive cases in the last 24 hours as the country’s total caseload rises to 61,769.

In a statement on Saturday, November 7, Health CS Mutahi Kagwe announced that 7,386 samples had been tested over the period bringing the total number of samples tested so far to 737,749.

Of the positive cases, 993 are Kenyans are 72 are foreigners.

661 are male and 404 are female while the youngest case is a three-year-old baby and the oldest is aged 104.

At the same time, 888 patients have recovered from the disease, 824 from home-based care program and 64 from the hospital around the country bringing the total number of recoveries to 41,019.

Regrettably, 10 patients succumbed to the disease bringing the total number of deaths to 1,103.

HospitalThere are 1,270 patients currently admitted in various health facilities countrywide, while 5,537 are on home-based care and isolation.

59 patients are in the ICU, 26 of whom are on ventilatory support and 27 on supplemental oxygen. Another 94 patients are separately on supplementary oxygen out of whom 80 are in the general wards, while 14 are in the high dependency unit (HDU).

In the county distribution, Nairobi County led with 263 cases, Mombasa had 181, Uasin Gishu 63, Nakuru 62, Kisumu 53.

Nyeri and Turkana counties had 21 cases each, Homabay 20, Trans Nzoia 18, Kwale 15, Nyandarua 13, Siaya 13, Nyamira 13, Machakos 12, Kisii 11, Meru 8, Laikipia 6, Murang’a 6, Bungoma 5, Tharaka Nithi 5, Kitui 4, Nandi 4, Bomet 4, Lamu 3, Elgeyo Marakwet 2, Isiolo 2.

CoronavirusVihiga, Migori, Kirinyaga, Migori, Embu and Makueni counties all reported one case each.

In the sub-county distribution, the 263 cases in Nairobi County were from Lang’ata (66), Dagoretti North (39), Westlands (26), Embakasi West (18), Dagoretti South (17), Ruaraka (15), Roysambu (12), Kamukunji and Starehe (11) cases each, Kibra (9).

Embakasi South, Kasarani and Mathare (7) cases each, Embakasi North (6), Embakasi East and Makadara (5) cases each, Embakasi Central (2).

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