The Ministry of Health on Friday, 22nd January, announced 139 new Covid-19 cases, raising the country’s caseload to 99,769.

Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe said in a press statement that the latest figure was derived from 5,487 samples tested in the last 24 hours, bringing to 1,148,030 the cumulative number of Covid-19 tests conducted.

From the new cases, 119 are Kenyans while 20 are foreigners. There are 90 males while 49 females. The youngest is a two-year-old child while the oldest is 85.

Kenya’s death toll rose to 1,740 after one more patient succumbed.

Some 137 patients have recovered from the disease, with 110 discharged from home-based care and 27 from various hospitals countrywide, bringing to 82,866 the total number of recoveries.

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Currently, there are 577 patients admitted to various health facilities countrywide, while 1,553 are on home-based isolation and care.

Meanwhile, 27 patients are in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), 16 of whom are on ventilatory support, 10 on supplemental oxygen and one patient is under observation.

Another 15 patients are separately on supplementary oxygen with 10 of them in the general wards while five patients are in the High Dependency Unit.

The cases are spread in counties as follows: Nairobi 81, Mombasa 13, Turkana 11, Kwale and Laikipia reported three cases each, Isiolo, Nakuru, Bomet, Trans Nzoia, Nyeri and Migori had two cases each, while Nandi, Nyamira, Nyandarua, Murang’a, Taita-Taveta, Busia, Embu, Kiambu, Kisumu, Kajiado, Kericho, Siaya, Kitui, Machakos, Kilifi, and West Pokot have one case each.

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