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404 test positive for Covid-19 as Kenya’s total tests near 1 Million

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Kenya has recorded 404 Covid-19 positive cases in the last 24 hours as the country’s total caseload rises to 92,459.

In a press statement on Tuesday, December 15, Health CS Mutahi Kagwe announced that 4,878 samples had been tested in the last 24 hours. The country has so far conducted 978,683 Covid-19 tests.

Regrettably, 11 patients succumbed to the disease bringing the total number of deaths to 1,604.

Of the positive cases, 266 are male and 138 are female, while the youngest case is an eight-month-old child and the oldest is aged 79 years.

At the same time, 527 patients have recovered with 408 discharged from the home-based care program and 119 from the hospital around the country bringing the total number of recoveries to 73,979.

Currently, there are 871 patients admitted in various health facilities countrywide and 6,284 on Home Based Isolation and Care.

46 patients are in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), 23 of whom are on ventilatory support, and 17 on supplemental oxygen. 6 are on observation.

Another 46 patients are separately on supplementary oxygen out of whom 35 are in the general wards. 11 are in the High Dependency Unit (HDU).

Nairobi led counties with 118 cases followed by Kilifi 110, Mombasa 66, Makueni 26, Nakuru 23, Kiambu 12, Kisumu 11, Turkana 9, Kwale 5, Nyeri 5, Siaya 4, Kajiado 4, Murang’a 3, Machakos 2, Meru 1, Kakamega 1, Kericho 1, Kirinyaga 1, Marsabit 1, and Lamu 1.

In Nairobi, the cases originated from Lang’ata (21), Westlands (17), Dagoretti North (13), Kamukunji (10), Kibra (9), Ruaraka (8), Embakasi West (6), Roysambu (5), Embakasi East, Embakasi South, Kasarani and Mathare (4) cases each, Dagoretti South, Makadara and Starehe (3) cases each, Embakasi Central and Embakasi North (2) cases

In Kilifi, the 110 cases were from Malindi (75), Kilifi North (17), Kaloleni (11) and Magarini (7). In Mombasa, the 66 cases came from Mvita (33), Kisauni (30), Jomvu (2) and Likoni Cy.

In Makueni, all the 26 cases originated from Kibwezi West.