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Kenya records lowest daily Covid-19 deaths in weeks

Today, Saturday, November 28, Kenya recorded the lowest number of deaths from Covid-19 in the past one month.

Four patients have died of the virus bringing the total number of deaths to 1,445. The last time the death toll fell below 4 was on October 20, when only three patients died.

The Ministry of Health has also announced that the country recorded an additional 949 cases of the disease out of 8,311 samples that were tested in the last 24 hours.

According to a statement by the Health Ministry dated November 2, the country’s total caseload stood at 82 605.

Gladly, 274 more patients have recovered from the disease, 224 from the Home-Based Care Program, and the other 50 discharged from various facilities. The total recoveries now stand at 54 399.

Out of the 949 cases, 913 are Kenyans while 36 are foreigners. 58 are males, and 391 are females.

According to the MoH, currently, there are 1,244 patients admitted in different health facilities across the country, while 7,829 are on the Home-Based Isolation and Care Program.

78 patients are in the ICU, 50 of whom are on ventilatory support and 74 on supplemental oxygen.

105 other patients are separately on supplementary oxygen, out of whom 76 are in general wards and 25 in the HDU.

At the same time, Ministry of Interior PS Karanja Kibicho disclosed that he had recovered from Covid-19 and was discharged from the hospital, having tested negative for the virus.

PS Kibicho called on Kenyans to desist from stigmatizing Covid-19 patients, insisting that, from his own experience, the disease was curable.

Speaking to the press, the PS  noted that patients should be shown love and not rejection, adding that when patients are abandoned and stigmatized, they only get depressed and may take longer to recover or, worst, still never recover at all.

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