The Ministry of Health has announced 174 new cases of Covid-19 infections tested in the last 24 hours. This brings the country’s Covid-19 caseload to 103,188.

In a statement issued on Tuesday, 16th February, Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe said that the cases were detected from 2,848 samples tested within the same period, raising the total to 1,246,279.

From the new cases, 159 are Kenyans while 15 are foreigners, with 92 being males and 82 females. The youngest case is a one-year-old baby while the oldest is 79.

The Covid-19 death toll rose to 1,797 after two more patients succumbed to the disease.

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Kagwe confirmed that 86 patients had recovered from the disease. Some 21 from various health facilities while 65 are from the home-based isolation and care. The total number of recoveries now stands at 85,336.

There are 258 patients admitted to various facilities countrywide while 1,190 more are under the home-based care programme.

Some 37 patients are in the Intensive Care Unit, 15 of whom are on ventilatory support, 17 on supplemental oxygen and five patients are under observation.

Another 11 patients are separately on supplementary oxygen with all of them are in the general wards.

The new cases are from: Nairobi 124, Nakuru 10, Mombasa nine, Kiambu seven, Kilifi and Uasin Gishu four cases each, Murang’a and Machakos, three cases each, Embu and Kajiado registered two cases each while Kirinyaga, Makueni, Migori, Taita-Taveta, Elgeyo Marakwet, and Wajir had one case each.

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