The Ministry of Health on Monday, 1st March, confirmed 152 new Covid-19 cases, with three deaths in the last 24 hours, raising the national tally to 106,125.

The new cases were detected from some 2,213 samples tested, bringing country’s cumulative tests to 1,301,051.

In a statement, Health CS Mutahi Kagwe announced that from the cases 144 are Kenyans while eight are foreigners.

Some 83 are males while 69 are females, with the youngest being a seven-year-old child while the oldest is 79.

The national death toll rose to 1,859, after three more patients succumbed to the virus.

Some 39 patients have recovered from the disease, 23 from the home-based care programme, while 16 were discharged from various health facilities. The total number of recoveries now stands at 86,717

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There are 357 patients currently admitted to various hospitals across the country while 1,527 patients are in the home-based care programme.

At the same time, 57 patients are in the ICU, out of which 25 are on ventilatory support, 28 on supplemental oxygen and four patients are on observation.

Another 15 patients are separately on supplementary oxygen in general wards. No patient in the High Dependency Unit (HDU).

The new cases are distributed in counties as follows: Nairobi has 131 cases, Kiambu 10, Machakos four, Kajiado and Nyeri, two cases each, while Meru Mombasa and Murang’a had a single case each.

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