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12 Succumb to Covid-19 as 1,130 More Test Positive

by Zablon Ondari
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Kenya has recorded 1,130 new Covid-19 cases, bringing to 122,040 the number of confirmed cases countrywide.

Speaking during the daily Covid-19 briefing in Nairobi, on Monday, 22nd March, Health CS Mutahi Kagwe said that the latest figure was derived from a sample size of 5,119, raising the cumulative number of samples to 1,419,984.

Kagwe noted that the positivity rate had jumped to a new high at 22 per cent.

From the new cases, 1,059 are Kenyans while 71 are foreigners. There are 586 males and 544 females, with the youngest being a one-year-old baby, while the oldest is 94.

Kenya’s death toll rose to 2,023 after 12 more patients succumbed to the virus.

Some 754 patients have recovered, 708 from the home-based care programme while 46 are from various hospitals, raising the total number of recoveries to 90,376.

A total of 1,013 patients are currently admitted to various health facilities countrywide, while 3,003 patients are in home-based isolation and care.

There are 120 patients in the Intensive Care Unit, 31 of whom are on ventilatory support and 86 on supplemental oxygen while three others are on observation.

Another 67 patients are separately on supplementary oxygen with 50 of them in the general wards and 17 in the High Dependency Unit.

The cases are distributed in counties as follows: Nairobi 730, Kiambu 118, Machakos 60, Kajiado 33, Nakuru 30, Meru 24, Uasin Gishu 23, Laikipia 19, Mombasa 14, Murang’a 10, Kilifi, Nyeri, and Kirinyaga, seven cases each, Tharaka Nithi six, Kisii four, Embu, Bungoma, Busia, Kericho, Kisumu and Nyandarua, three cases each, Taita-Taveta, Marsabit, Baringo and Isiolo, two cases each while Kitui, Makueni, Mandera, Migori, Nandi, Narok, Trans Nzoia, Kakamega Turkana, Wajir, West Pokot and Elgeyo Marakwet, recorded one case each.

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