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Kenya records 194 new Covid-19 cases as 21 failed – KBC

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The Ministry of Health recorded 194 new Covid-19 cases on Monday from a sample size of 1,779 tested in the last 24 hours.

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The latest figures bring the total number of confirmed cases in the country to 156,981 from an additional 1,646,988 tests conducted since March.

Of the new cases, 184 are Kenyans while 10 are foreign nationals. 105 are males while 89 females.

The youngest child is a nine-year-old, while the oldest is 90 years old.

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248 patients have recovered from the disease, 218 from the Home Care Program, while 30 have been discharged from various hospitals. The total number of survivors is now 106,836 and 77,822 from home care while 29,014 are from various health facilities.

According to Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe, a total of 1,417 patients are currently being treated at various health facilities across the country while another 6,959 are in Home and Outcry.

205 patients are in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), 42 are on respiratory support and 133 on additional oxygen while 30 patients are being monitored.

Another 176 patients are on oxygen supplementation and 163 of them in general wards while 13 patients are in the High Dependency Unit (HDU).

21 deaths have been reported in the last 24 hours. According to CS Kagwe, one of the reported deaths occurred in the past 24 hours while 20 on different dates within the past one month. The total number of deaths in the country is now at 2,643.

In terms of County distribution; Nairobi 115, Kiambu 12, Uasin Gishu 11, Kajiado 9, Embu 8, Kitui 8, Kericho 7, Machakos 6, Trans Nzoia and Nakuru 3 cases each, Nandi, Homa Bay and Kilifi 2 cases each, Kisii, Murang’a, Narok , West Pokot, Kakamega and Bomet 1 case each.

The Ministry of Health has so far vaccinated a total of 826,617 against the virus since the launch of the immunization campaign. Of these 477,754 are 58 years of age and older, Health Workers, 152,809, 126,801 Teachers while 69,253 Security Officers.

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