Kenya on Saturday, 27th February, recorded 181 new Covid-19 cases, bringing the country’s caseload to 105,648.

The new cases were detected from 5,577 samples tested in the last 24 hours. This has raised the country’s cumulative tests to 1,295,556.

Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe said in a statement that from the cases, 159 are Kenyans while 22 are foreigners. There are 112 males and 69 females. The youngest is a two-month-old infant while the oldest is 86.

Unfortunately, one more patient succumbed, bringing the death toll to 1,854.

A total of 88 patients have recovered from the disease, 46 from various health facilities, while 42 are from the home-based and isolation care. The total number of recoveries now stands at 86,609.

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Currently, there are 347 patients admitted to various health facilities countrywide, while 1,430 patients are on home-based isolation and care.

Some 59 patients are in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), 25 of whom are on ventilatory support and 29 on supplemental oxygen. Five patients are on observation.

Another 15 patients are separately on supplementary oxygen with 14 of them in the general wards and one in the High Dependency Unit (HDU).

The new cases are distributed in counties as follows: Nairobi registered 104, Kiambu 20, Busia 11, Nakuru nine, Kisumu, Mombasa and Machakos, five each, Taita-Taveta and Turkana, four each, Embu, Kajiado and Kakamega two cases each while Kilifi, Makueni, Meru, Migori, Murang’a, Nyeri, Bungoma, and Uasin Gishu had one case each.

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