The national Covid-19 death toll has risen to 1,380 after 14 more patients succumbed in the last 24 hours, the Ministry of Health has announced.

In a statement issued in Nairobi on Sunday, 22nd November, Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe also reported 968 new infections from a sample size of 6,610, raising the country’s caseload to 77,372.

The cumulative number of samples tested so far stands at 839,614.

Of the new cases, 888 are Kenyans and 80 are foreigners. They are 584 males and 384 females. The youngest is a two-month-old infant and the oldest is 91.

A total of 155 patients have been discharged, 110 from the home-based care programme, and 45 from hospitals around the country. The total number of recoveries now stands at 51, 507.

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Some 1,131 patients are admitted to various health facilities countrywide, while 7,023 are on home-based isolation and care. Some 63 patients are in the ICU, 36 of whom are on ventilatory support and 26 on supplemental oxygen.

Another 76 patients are separately on supplementary oxygen out of whom 74 are in the general wards and two are in the HDU.

In counties, the cases are distributed as follows: Nairobi 421, Mombasa 91, Kilifi 88, Busia 73, Kiambu 54, Kajiado 30, Nakuru 22, Uasin Gishu 21, Machakos 17, Murang’a 16, Nyeri 16, Bungoma 14, Kirinyaga 13, Makueni, Kisumu, Turkana, Tharaka Nithi, and Meru have 11 each, Marsabit eight, Laikipia, and Narok four each, Kisii, Homa Bay, Elgeyo-Marakwet, and Mandera, three each, Nandi and Kwale two each, Kericho, Garissa, Wajir, Nyandarua, and Trans Nzoia one each.

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