Covid-19: Kenya reports 98 new cases, three more deaths

Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe

Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe gives an update on the Covid-19 pandemic in Kenya during a press conference at Afya House in Nairobi on November 16, 2020. 

Photo credit: Dennis Onsongo | Nation Media group

What you need to know:

  • The Health ministry said the additional cases were found after analysis of 3,369 samples in the past 24 hours, raising the cumulative number of tests carried out so far to 1,097,647.
  • Given the 98,432 declared infections, 81,255 recoveries and 1,716 deaths, Kenya now has 15,461 active Covid-19 cases

Kenya on Tuesday recorded 98 new Covid-19 cases, bringing the total number of declared infections since last March to 98,432.

The Health ministry said the additional cases were found after analysis of 3,369 samples in the past 24 hours, raising the number of tests carried out so far to 1,097,647.

Kenyan patients numbered 87 while foreigners numbered 11. Sixty three were male and 35 female, the youngest three years old and the oldest 85.

Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe further reported 154 more recoveries, raising the total to 81,255. He said 144 of the patients had been under home-based care and 10 at various hospitals.

Three more deaths were recorded in the past 24 hours, raising the total to 1,716.

Active cases

Given the 98,432 declared infections, 81,255 recoveries and 1,716 deaths, Kenya now has 15,461 active Covid-19 cases

The ministry said that by Tuesday, 696 patients had been hospitalised countrywide while 2,116 were being treated at home.

Thirty two patients were under intensive care (ICU), 21 of them on ventilatory support, 10 on supplemental oxygen and one under observation.

Another 11 patients were also on supplemental oxygen but in the general wards.

No patient was in a high dependency unit.

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