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Uasin Gishu County records highest COVID-19 infections Saturday

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  • Uasin Gishu County is leading the number of new infections today at 181.
  • This week has seen the country recording triple figures in new infections, one of the hallmarks of a possible second Coronavirus wave.
  • Currently, there are 22 patients in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), 62 on supplementary oxygen, while 16 are in High Dependency Unit (HDU).

In what appears to be all the hallmarks of a second wave of Coronavirus infections in the country, Kenya has register triple figures again, to sum up a week that has seen record figures of daily infections.

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The Ministry of Health on Saturday, October 24 announced 947 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the total caseload in the country to 48,790.

According to the CS Mutahi Kagwe-led ministry, the 947 cases were detected from 6,862 samples that were tested between Friday and Saturday.

From the 947 cases, 924 are Kenyans while 23 are foreigners. A one-year-old child is the youngest patient, while the oldest is 96 years.

The cases are distributed across 35 counties as follows; Uasin Gishu 181, Nairobi 154, Nakuru 146, Kakamega 46, Mombasa 37, Kisumu 37, Kiambu 30, Kericho 30, Busia 28, Turkana 27, Laikipia 24, Trans Nzoia 21, Migori 20, Kisii 18, Meru 17, West Pokot 15, Marsabit 14, Bungoma 13, Murang’a 11, Vihiga 10, Siaya 9, Bomet 9, Nandi 8, Elgeyo Marakwet 7, Baringo 6, Kajiado 5, Kitui 5, Isiolo 5, Wajir 3, Machakos 2, Kilifi 2, Narok 2, Tharaka Nithi 2, Samburu 2 and Nyeri 1.

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The total number of recoveries have increased to 33,876 after 455 patients were declared COVID-19 free. 343 were from the Home-Based Care Program, while 112 were discharged from various hospitals across the country.

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COVID-19 death toll has risen to 896 after 12 people lost their lives.

“Currently, there are 22 patients in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), 62 on supplementary oxygen, while 16 are in High Dependency Unit (HDU). A total of 1,167 are admitted in various health facilities while 3,464 are on Home Based Isolation and Care,” says Ministry of Health.

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