Alarm as Covid-19 patients throng intensive care units

Ms Wambui Njenga, a senior nurse at the Nairobi Hospital shows some of the equipment in the ICU on July 3.

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What you need to know:

  • The Health ministry said 1,167 other patients were admitted to various hospitals and 3,464 were on home-based care.
  • Some 455 patients recovered from the disease, 343 from home-based care programme. The total recoveries are 33, 876.
  • Currently, there are 55,000 inmates with about 500 children accompanying their mothers against the recommended 30,000 inmates. This means there are 25,000 extra prisoners.

Twenty-two Covid-19 patients were last evening fighting for their lives under intensive care at various hospitals across the country, with 62 on supplementary oxygen and 16 in high dependency units.


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