Thursday, December 2, 2021

Kenya’s Covid-19 cases rise to 85,130 as 961 more people test positive


The country has today recorded 961 more people tested positive for the virus in the last 24 hours, bringing the total caseload to 85,130.

Through a statement Mutahi Kagwe confirmed that the new cases were picked from a sample size of 7,780, taking the cumulative tests in the country to 901,426.

From the new cases, 944 are Kenyans while 17 are foreigners. The oldest is a five-month-old infant and the oldest is 94.

In terms of gender, 626 are males, while 335 are females.

Nairobi continue to sustain the highest infection index since March with 203 cases reported in the last 24 hours followed by Nakuru and Kilifi at 118 and 83 cases respectively.

According to the statement, 854 people have recovered from the virus, 686 from the home-based care programme and 168 from various hospitals.

The total number of recoveries is 56,464.

However, 10 more patients have succumbed to the virus, taking the number of deaths to 1,484.

Seventy-four patients are in the Intensive Care Unit, 33 of whom in ventilatory support and 40 on supplemental oxygen.

Another 77 patients are separately on supplemental oxygen, out of which 61 are in general wards while 16 are in High Dependency Unit.

In terms of counties, Kilifi had 83 cases , Kirinyaga 71, Kericho 57, Uasin Gishu 52, Embu 41, Busia 40, Nyandarua 24, Kiambu, 23, Kisumu 22, Isiolo 21, Nyeri 18 new, Nandi 16, Murang’a 14, Homa Bay 13, and Kakamega 12.

Nyamira 9, Turkana 8, Kwale 7, Trans Nzoia 7, Samburu 6, Vihiga 6, Siaya 6, Taita Taveta 5, Baringo 5,and Kisii 5.

Machakos recorded 4 cases, same with West Pokot while Meru had 2, Mandera 2,  Laikipia 2, Elgeyo Marakwet 2 while Bomet, Garissa, Bungoma, Marsabit, and Kitui had one case each.

The CS said that his ministry has received a donation of assorted commodities from the US Embassy.

The donation was handed over virtually to the ministry which was received by the Chief Administrative Secretary Dr Rashid Aman.

They include testing kits that can conduct 18,000 tests with other assorted accessories and assorted PPEs.


By Joy Kyalo

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