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COVID-19: 1,018 people test positive as 16 patients die

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The number of confirmed cases now stands at 52,851. Cumulative samples now stand at 672,771.

989 Kenyans and 29 foreigners have tested positive for the disease. The total number of cases recorded between Tuesday and Wednesday is 1,018.

According to the Ministry of Health, 6,649 samples were tested in the last 24 hours.

Today’s coronavirus cases are spread across 39 counties as follows; Nairobi 199, Mombasa 117, Kiambu 102, Kericho 73, Nakuru 67, Bungoma 66, Uasin-Gishu 55, Kisumu 50, Kilifi 40, Kisii 30, Bomet 18, Siaya 18, Nyeri 16, West Pokot 16, Meru 14, Isiolo 14, Machakos 12, Murang’a 10, Nandi 10, Laikipia 9, Kajiado 9, Garissa 9, Busia 8 Tharaka-Nithi 6, Nyamira 6, Kirinyaga 5, Vihiga 5, Samburu 5, Kakamega 4, Kwale 4,Trans Nzoia 3, Baringo 3, Wajir 3, Turkana 2, Narok 2, Nyandarua 2, Taita Taveta 2, Tana River 2, and Migori 1.

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According to the Ministry of Health, 1,060 patients are admitted to various health care facilities countrywide while 4,230 are on Home Based Isolation and Care.

36 patients are in the ICU, 18 are on ventilator support and 14 on supplemental oxygen.

49 patients are on supplementary oxygen, 22 are in general words and 23 are in High Dependence Unit (HDU)

426 patients have recovered from the disease, 312 from the Home-Based Care Program, while 114 have been discharged from various hospitals.

Total recoveries now stand at 35,258.

Unfortunately, 16 patients have succumbed to the disease bringing the fatality to 950.

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