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Covid-19 Cases Rise to 252,938 After 99 More Test Positive

by Zablon Ondari
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The Ministry of Health on Wednesday, 27th October confirmed 99 new Covid-19 cases, raising the country’s caseload to 252,938.

In a press statement issued in Nairobi, Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe said that the latest figure had been derived from 4,895 samples tested in the last 24 hours. This brings to 2,687,142 the cumulative number of Covid-19 tests. The country’s positivity rate is at two per cent.

From the cases 98 are Kenyans while one is a foreigner with 61 males and 38 females. The youngest is a two-year-old child while the oldest is 89.

Kagwe said 115 patients have recovered from the disease, 77 from the Home-Based Isolation and Care program while 38 are from various health facilities countrywide. The total number of recoveries now stands at 246,505.

Kenya reported three new deaths pushing the death toll to 5,266.

There are 481 patients currently admitted in various health facilities countrywide, while 1,296 are under the Home-Based Isolation and Care program.

Some 24 patients are in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), 12 of whom are on ventilatory support and 12 on supplemental oxygen.

Another 161 patients are separately on supplemental oxygen with 158 of them in the general wards and three patients in the High Dependency Units (HDU).

Distribution of Cases in Counties:

Nairobi and Nakuru registered 18 cases each, Meru 14, Kakamega five, Kiambu, Embu and Garissa have four cases each, Nyeri, Tharaka Nithi and Kisii have three cases each, Marsabit, Mombasa, Kajiado, Nyandarua, Uasin Gishu and Busia two cases each while Baringo, Elgeyo Marakwet, Makueni, Machakos, Migori, Kericho, Murang’a, Trans Nzoia, Taita Taveta, Tana River and Vihiga had one each.

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