The Ministry of Health has confirmed 727 new Covid-19 cases from 4,913 samples tested in the last 24 hours. This brings the country’s caseload to 78,512.

Speaking during the daily Covid-19 briefing at Afya House headquarters in Nairobi, on Tuesday, 24th November, Health CAS Mercy Mwangangi said the Covid-19 numbers were rising at an alarming rate.

Dr Mwangangi said that 705of the cases are Kenyans while 22 are foreigners, the youngest being a four-month-old infant while the oldest is 88.

Some 806 patients have recovered, 701 from the home-based care programme while 105 are from various health facilities. The total number of recoveries is 52,709.

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She also confirmed that 1,196 patients had been admitted to various facilities, 7139 are on home-based care while 51 are in the ICU, of which 29 are on ventilator support while 18 are on supplementary oxygen.

Another 106 transitioned out of supplementary oxygen. 94 are in general wards,12 are in the High Dependency Unit (HDU).

Unfortunately, 17 more patients have succumbed to the deadly virus, bringing the death toll to 1,409.

Distribution of Cases in Counties:

The cases are spread out as follows: Nairobi 306, Kiambu 122, Kitui 38, Uasin Gishu 33, Kajiado 27, Machakos 25, Murang’a 22, Busia 21, Mombasa 19, Garissa and Turkana, 17 each, Kisumu 14, Kilifi 13, Nyeri eight, Nakuru seven, Kirinyaga and Kwale six each, Baringo five, Embu, West Pokot, and Siaya four each, Isiolo and Kisii three each, Makueni two and Mandera one.

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