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Covid-19 Cases Increase By 151 as 3 More Succumb

by Zablon Ondari
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The Ministry of Health on Tuesday, 26th October confirmed 151 new Covid-19 cases from 7,224 samples tested in the last 24 hours, bringing the country’s caseload to 252,839.

This has raised to 2,682,247 the cumulative number of samples tested since March 2019. The country’s positivity rate is at 2.1 per cent.

From the new cases, 141 are Kenyans while 10 are foreigners with 84 being males and 67 females. The youngest is a one-year-old child and the oldest is 113.

Kagwe said that 35 patients have recovered from the disease, with 25 from the Home-Based Isolation and Care program while 10 were discharged from various health facilities countrywide. The total number of recoveries now stands at 246,390.

The Covid-19 death toll rose to 5,263 after three more patients succumbed.

There are 488 patients currently admitted in various health facilities countrywide, while 1,308 are under the Home-Based Isolation and Care program.

Some 27 patients are in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), 13 of whom are on ventilatory support and 14 on supplemental oxygen. No patient is under observation.

Another 157 patients are separately on supplemental oxygen with 149 of them in the general wards and eight patients are in the High Dependency Units (HDU).

The cases are spread in counties as follows; Nairobi 30, Bomet 18, Meru 17, Makueni 13, Nakuru nine, Kericho eight, Bungoma seven, Kisii and Kajiado five, Kisumu, Mombasa and Narok four cases each, Kakamega, Nyeri, West Pokot, Uasin Gishu and Kiambu three cases each, Marsabit, Nyandarua and Garissa two cases each while Elgeyo Marakwet, Laikipia, Vihiga, Machakos, Murang’a and Migori had one case each.

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