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Mombasa records highest COVID-19 cases today as 18 people die

  • Today’s cases are spread across 14 counties.
  • Mombasa and Machakos Counties lead in the number of cases today i.e. 71 and 58 respectively.
  • Nationally, Kenya has recorded 276 new COVID-19 cases.

Mombasa has recorded the highest number of COVID-19 infections among the 47 counties today (October 26).

According to the Ministry of Health, the coastal county registered 71 new COVID-19 cases.

Kisauni Sub-County had the lion’s share of these cases-33, Nyali had 9 cases, Likoni had five while Changamwe and Jomvu sub-counties had two cases each.

Other counties that have recorded COVID-19 infections today include; Machakos-58, Nairobi-58, Kilifi-21, Busia-21, Kwale-19, Kajiado-13, Garissa-6, Nakuru-5, Narok-4, Makueni-3, Kiambu-3, Taita Taveta-1 and Tharaka Nithi-1.

This means that Kenya has recorded a total of 276 people have tested positive for COVID-19 today, from a sample size of 2,126. The national caseload now rises to 49,997.

From the 276 cases, 273 are Kenyans while three are foreigners. The males account for the lion’s share of today’s infections-179, against 97 females.

A two-year-old baby is the youngest patient while the oldest is 90 years.

220 patients have recovered from the disease in the country. 150 were from the Home-Based Care Program while 70 were discharged from hospitals. The total number of recoveries have risen to 34,429.

“Currently, there are 20 patients in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), 52 on supplementary oxygen, while 20 are in High Dependency Unit (HDU). A total of 1,191 are admitted in various hospitals while 1,406 are on Home-Based and Care,” says the Ministry of Health.

COVID-19 death toll in the country has risen to 920 after 18 patients lost their lives.

 


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