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COVID-19: 21 die as 938 patients recover

The total number of deaths due to COVID-19 in the country has risen to 1,093 after 21 people lost their lives on Friday, November 6.

In a day of highs, the Ministry of Health announced that 938 patients had recovered from the virus- 856 of those were from the Home-Based Care Program, while 82 were discharged from various hospitals. The total recoveries have risen to 40,131.

Also, the Ministry announced 1,109 new infections. The new cases were detected from a sample size of 7,153 tested between Thursday and Friday.

This means that the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the country now stands at 60,704.

“There are 1300 patients currently admitted in various health facilities countrywide, while 5,439 are on Home-Based Isolation and Care. 60 patients are in ICU, 27 of whom are on ventilatory support and 27 on supplemental oxygen,” says MoH.

MoH adds; “Another 89 patients are separately on supplementary oxygen out of whom are in general wards, while 14 are in the High Dependency Unit.”

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From the new cases 1073 are Kenyans and 36 are foreigners. The males accounted for the lion’s share of the cases-699, against 410 females.

A one-year-old baby is the youngest patient while the oldest is 91 years.

The new cases are distributed across 35 counties as follows; Nairobi 347, Mombasa 198, Nakuru 73, Uasin Gishu 69, Meru 63, Kiambu 40, Kisumu 36, Nyeri 29, Kilifi 28, Kakamega 25, Trans Nzoia 23, Kajiado 20, Turkana 20, Machakos 17, Busia 15, Laikipia 14, Bungoma 12, Garissa 11, Kisii 11, Siaya 10, Kitui 7, Kwale 7, Nandi 6, Tharaka Nithi 6, Kericho 4, Murang’a 4, Mandera 3, Baringo 3, Embu 2, Bomet 1, Makueni 1, Isiolo 1, Kirinyaga 1, Taita Taveta 1 and Nyamira 1.

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