The Ministry of Health on Tuesday, 23rd February, confirmed 194 new Covid-19 cases from 3,935 samples tested in the last 24 hours, bringing the country’s caseload to 104,500.

This raised to 1,271,281, the cumulative number of samples tested since March last year.

Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe announced that from the new cases,146 are Kenyans while 48 are foreigners with 108 being males and 86 females. The youngest is a six-year-old child while the oldest is 95.

Kagwe said that 39 patients have recovered from the disease, three from the home-based and isolation care while 36 are from various health facilities. The total number of recoveries now stands at 85,665.

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The death toll rose to 1,837 after 10 more patients succumbed to the virus.

Currently, there are 344 patients admitted to various health facilities countrywide while 1,283 patients are in home-based isolation and care,” the statement read.

Some 565 patients are in the Intensive Care Unit of whom 26 are on ventilatory support, 23 on supplemental oxygen, and six patients under observation.

Another nine patients are separately on supplementary oxygen with all of them in the general wards.

The cases are distributed in counties as follows: Nairobi 132, Kiambu nine, Meru seven, Kisumu and Kilifi six cases each, Laikipia five, Mombasa and Kajiado, four cases each, Nakuru, Turkana, Uasin Gishu and Machakos recorded three cases each, Kisii two cases while Lamu, Murang’a, Nandi, Taita-Taveta, Trans Nzoia, Busia and Embu had one each.

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