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COVID-19: 972 test positive as 20 die

972 people have tested positive for the virus, from a sample size of 6,648 tested between Saturday and Sunday, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in the country to 70,245.

According to the Ministry of Health, cumulative sample tests now stands at 789,952.

From the cases 928 are Kenyans and 44 are foreigners.

A total of 1,229 patients are admitted in various health facilities countrywide, while 5,572 are on Home Based Isolation and Care. 59 patients are in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), 26 of whom are on ventilatory support, and 30 on supplemental oxygen.

Another 96 patients are separately on supplementary oxygen out of whom 79 are in the general wards, while 17 are in the High Dependency Unit (HDU).

Distribution of the cases by Counties is as follows; Nairobi 378, Kilifi 139, Mombasa 115, Kiambu 70, Machakos 42, Nakuru 31, Uasin Gishu 29, Kajiado 23, Meru 21, Muranga 16, Busia and Nyeri has 14 cases each, Kitui 12, Kisumu 8, Kakamega and Tharaka Nithi 7 cases each, Turkana and Kwale 6 cases each, Kisii 5, Bungoma and Homabay 4 cases each, Nandi and Embu 3 cases each, Trans Nzoia, Taita Taveta, Isiolo, Laikipia and Mandera 2 cases each, Samburu, Kirinyaga, Nyandarua, Makueni and Garissa 1 case each.

352 patients have recovered from the disease, 253 from the Home-Based Care Program, while 99 have been discharged from various hospitals. Total recoveries are now 45,766.

Sadly, 20 patients have succumbed to the disease bringing the total fatality to 1,269.

Hebrews Rono
Digital Content Creator, Editor
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