10 More Succumb as Kenya’s Covid-19 Caseload Surpasses 80,000 Mark

The Ministry of Health has announced 780 new Covid-19 cases from a sample size of 6,158 tested in the last 24 hours bringing to 80,102 the number of confirmed cases in the country.

The number of Covid-19 deaths continued to rise as 10 more patients succumbed to the virus bringing the total number of fatalities to 1,427.

The cumulative number of samples tested so far stands at 861,561.

In a statement issued to the Newsrooms on Thursday, 26th November, Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe said that from the cases 754 are Kenyans while 26 are foreigners.

In terms of gender, 460 are male and 320 are females. The youngest case is a one-year-old child and the oldest is 94.

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Today, 552 patients have recovered from the disease, 468 from the Home-Based Care Program, while 84 have been discharged from various hospitals. The total number of recoveries now stands at 53,526.

Currently there are 1,232 patients admitted in various health facilities countrywide, while 7,295 are on Home Based Isolation and Care. Some 57 patients are in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), 32 of whom are on ventilatory support, and 20 on supplemental oxygen.

Another 109 patients are separately on supplementary oxygen out of whom 58 are in the general wards. 24 are in the High Dependency Unit (HDU).

Distribution of Cases in Counties:

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The cases are spread as follows; Nairobi 273, Kiambu 93, Mombasa 86, Busia 85, Nakuru 40, Turkana 32, Uasin Gishu 20, Kilifi 16, Meru 13, Kajiado 13, Kericho 13, Kisumu 11, Nandi 10, Taita Taveta 9, Murang’a 8, Laikipia 8, Nyeri 8, Bomet 7, Trans Nzoia 7, Kwale 4, Makueni 4, Machakos 3, Embu 3, Homa Bay 2, Elgeyo Marakwet 2, Tana River 2, Samburu 1, Baringo 1, Garissa 1, Nyamira 1, Marsabit 1, Kitui 1, Isiolo 1 and Siaya 1.

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