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Kenya’s COVID-19 cases cross the 90,000 mark as 16 die

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Kenya’s coronavirus cases have hit 90,000 after 644 more people tested positive for the virus. COVID-19 caseload in the country now stands at 90,305.

Today’s cases were detected from the 6,811 samples tested between Wednesday and Thursday. Total samples tested in the country so far stands at 952,134.

From the cases, 619 are Kenyans while 25 are foreigners. In terms of age, the youngest is a one-year-old baby and the oldest is 90. In terms of gender, 407 are males and 237 are females.

According to the Ministry of Health, there are 994 patients admitted in various health facilities with 910 on Home-Based Care. 55 patients are in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), 27 of whom are on ventilatory support and 27 on supplemental oxygen and 1 is on observation.

“Another 53 patients are separately on supplementary oxygen out of whom 46 are in the general wards. 7 are in the High Dependency Unit (HDU),” says the ministry.

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The cases are distributed across the devolved units as follows;

Nairobi 158, Kiambu 69, Mombasa 67, Murang’a 56, Taita Taveta 36, Nakuru 31, Meru 26, Bungoma 19, Laikipia 19, Busia 17, Kakamega 15, Makueni 13, Uasin Gishu 12, Tharaka Nithi 11, Jericho 11, Kilifi 10, Lamu 9, Kajiado 9, Kitui 7, Bonnet 7, Kirinyaga 7, Isiolo 5, Machakos 5, Kisumu 4, Turkana 4, Kwale 4, Kisii 4, Nyeri 2, Nandi 2, Garissa 1, Embu 1, Baringo 1, West Pokot 1 and Siaya 1.

The number of recoveries has increased to 71,254 after 1,060 more patients recovered from the virus.

The Ministry of Health has also recorded 16 deaths bringing the total number of fatalities to 1,568.