The Ministry of Health has confirmed 105 new Covid-19 cases, raising the country’s caseload to 104,306.

In a press statement issued on Monday, 22nd February Health CS Mutahi Kagwe said that the latest figure was derived from 3,573 samples tested in the last 24 hours. This brings to 1,269,346, the cumulative number of Covid-19 tests.

Of the cases, 88 are Kenyans while 17 are foreigners. In terms of gender 72 are males and 33 are females. The youngest is an 11-year-old child while the oldest is 82.

The national death toll rose to 1,827 after four more patients succumbed to the virus.

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Some 49 patients have recovered from the disease, 34 from the Home-Based and Isolation Care while 15 are from various health facilities. The total number of recoveries now stands at 85,626.

There are 333 patients currently admitted in various health facilities countrywide, while 1,281 patients are on Home-Based Isolation and Care.

At the same time, 51 patients are in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), 23 of whom are on ventilatory support, 24 on supplemental oxygen and four patients are on observation.

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

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The cases are spread in counties as follows: Nairobi 68, Kiambu 12, Laikipia five, Kajiado four, Mombasa and Machakos three cases each, Nakuru, Nyeri, and Uasin Gishu two cases each while Kericho, Kisumu, Kwale, and Mandera had one case each.

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