The Ministry of Health has announced 208 new Covid-19 cases, bringing the country’s caseload to 104,201.

In a statement issued on Sunday, 21st February, Health CS Mutahi Kagwe said that the latest figure was derived from 3,415 tested in the last 24 hours, bringing to 1,265,773 the cumulative number of Covid-19 tests conducted.

From the cases 173 are Kenyans while 35 are foreigners with 147 being males and 61 females. The youngest is a one-year-old baby while the oldest is 82.

Some 37 patients have recovered from the disease, 35 from various health facilities while two are from the home-based and isolation care. The total number of recoveries now stands at 85,577.

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The national death toll rose to 1,823 after six more patients succumbed to the virus.

There are 328 patients currently admitted to various health facilities countrywide, while 1,160 patients are in home-based isolation and care.

At the same time, 51 patients are in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), 24 of whom are on ventilatory support, 23 on supplemental oxygen and four patients are on observation.

Another eight patients who are separately on supplementary oxygen, are in the general wards.

The cases are spread in counties as follows: Nairobi has 128, Kiambu 27, Mombasa 14, Nakuru six, Machakos, Kajiado, Laikipia and Meru reported four cases each, Uasin Gishu three, Busia, Garissa, Kisii and Kwale, two cases each, while Embu, Murang’a, Homa Bay, Kilifi, Kirinyaga and Bungoma had one case each.

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