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7 more patients die as Kenya records 711 Covid-19 cases

Seven more patients have succumbed to Covid-19, bringing the total number of deaths recorded in Kenya so far to 1,452.

At the same time, 711 more cases of the novella coronavirus infections have been recorded in the last 24 hours after 6,672 samples were taken for testing.

According to a statement by the Ministry of Health on Sunday, November 29, 2020, the country’s total cases stood at 83,316.

Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe, giving the daily briefing, said 692 of the positive cases are Kenyans while 19 are foreigners.

468 are male, and 243 are female, while the oldest case is 92 and the youngest one-year-old.

Simultaneously, 576 patients have recovered from the disease, 469 from the Home-based Care Program, 107 from different hospitals across the country, bringing the total number of recoveries to 54,975.

The CS further stated that there are 1,262 patients countrywide in various health facilities, while 7,806 are on home-based isolation and care.

According to Kagwe, 68 patients are in the Intensive Care Unit(ICU), 42 of whom are on ventilator support and 24 on supplemental Oxygen.

Another 96 patients are separately on supplementary Oxygen, out of whom 73 are in the general wards and 23 in the High Dependency Unit(HDU).

Distribution of the cases by counties are as follows: Nairobi 190, Mombasa 88, Nakuru 78,Nyandarua 35, Murang’a 34, Kitui 30, Machakos28, Nyeri 27, Embu 25, Busia 21, Kiambu 17, Vihiga 16, Kisumu13, Kilifi 11, Isiolo 11, Meru 10 and Turkana 10.

Also Kirinyaga and Bungoma had 9 cases, Laikipia 8 cases, Kakamega 7, Kajiado 6, Kwale 5, Homa Bay 5, Makueni 4, Kisii 2, Uasin Gishu 2, WITH Nandi, Samburu, Tharaka Nithi, Baringo, Lamu, Bomet Taita Taveta and Keticho counties recording one case each.

CS Kagwe urged members of the public to continue adhering to the guidelines and maintained that the disease is still on.

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