The covid-19 infection rate in the country appears to be static. This definitely after the Ministry of Health confirmed that 63 positive cases from a sample size of 2,134 in the last 24 hours.
This brings the country’s total Covid-19 confirmed cases to 98,334. MoH further announced that ninety-three percent of confirmed cases were asymptomatic.
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Test and gender distribution
The cumulative test in the country now stands at 1,094,278. MoH confirmed that 57 of the positive cases are Kenyans while 6 are foreign nationals.
In terms of gender, 37 are male whereas 26 are females with the youngest case being an eight-year-old child and the oldest aged seventy-three.
226 patients were discharged after recovering from the virus. 221 are from the home-based care system and 5 discharged from various health facilities in the country. Cumulative recoveries in the country now stand at 81,101.
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Sadly, 3 patients succumbed to the virus, making the country’s total fatalities to 1,713.
“Our condolences to the families and friends of those who have lost their loved ones,” Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe condoled.
687 patients are currently admitted in various health facilities across the country while 2,190 are on Home Based Isolation and Care.
MOH announced that 31 patients had been admitted to Intensive Care Units (ICU), out of which 20 are on ventilatory support and 10 on supplemental oxygen.
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Another 11 patients have been placed separately on supplemental oxygen all of whom are in general wards. MoH confirmed that no patients admitted to the High Dependency Unit (HDU).
The Ministry has also rolled out an online system to authenticate and verify COVID-19 certificates as reported. This will start from Monday, January 11th.