Kenya on Monday, 15th February, confirmed 147 new Covid-19 cases, raising the country’s caseload to 103,014.

In a press statement, Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe said that the latest figure was derived from 2,063 samples tested in the last 24 hours. This brings to 1,243,431 the cumulative number of Covid-19 tests.

From the cases, 119 are Kenyans, while 28 are foreigners, with 75 being males and 72 females. The youngest is a five-month-old infant while the oldest is 88.

Kagwe said some 242 patients have recovered from the disease, 151 from the home-based isolation and care while 91 are from various health facilities. The total number of recoveries now stands at 85,250.

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No deaths were reported. The countrywide Covid-19 death toll remains at 1,795.

There are 254 patients admitted to various health facilities countrywide, while 1,227 patients are in home-based isolation and care.

At the same time, 34 patients are in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), 15 of whom are on ventilatory support, 17 on supplemental oxygen, and two patients on observation.

Another eight patients are separately on supplementary oxygen with all of them in the general wards.

The cases are spread in counties as follows: Nairobi 107, Kiambu nine, Mombasa and Uasin Gishu, four cases each, Laikipia, Kajiado and Meru reported three cases each, Machakos, Makueni and Nakuru two cases each, while Nyamira, Nyeri, Trans Nzoia, Busia, Embu, Isiolo, Kilifi, and Kitui, had one case each.

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