The Ministry of Health has announced 138 new Covid-19 cases from 4,526 samples tested in the last 24 hours, bringing the national tally to 98,693.

This has raised to 1,107,112 the cumulative number of samples tested since March last year when the virus struck.

In a statement issued on Thursday,14th January, Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe announced that from the new cases, 119 are Kenyans and 19 are foreigners.

Some 88 are males while 50 are females. The youngest is a one-year-old child while the oldest is 80.

Kagwe said that 266 people had recovered from the virus, 251 from the home-based care programme, while 15 have been discharged from various hospitals. The total number of recoveries is 81,933.

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Sadly, three more patients have succumbed, raising the death toll to 1,723.

There are 680 patients admitted to various hospitals, while 1,730 are in the home-based isolation and care.

Some 26 patients are in the Intensive Care Unit, out of whom 17 are on ventilatory live support, eight on supplemental oxygen, and one under observation. Another 16 more patients are separately on supplementary oxygen out of whom 13 are in the general wards and three in the High Dependency Unit (HDU).

The cases are spread in the counties as follows: Nairobi 65, Kericho 23, Mombasa 10, Makueni six, Uasin Gishu six, Nyamira and Kisumu four, Kiambu three, Busia, Migori, Nakuru, Kajiado, and Taita-Taveta, two case each, Kilifi, Lamu, Nyandarua, Bomet, Bungoma, Elgeyo Marakwet and Isiolo have recorded one case each.

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