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Three more succumb to covid as number of patients swell – KBC

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The Ministry of Health has disclosed that the number of fatalities linked to covid-19 complications has hit 1,769 after three more patients succumbed to the virus on Wednesday.

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Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe said this amid revelation that close to 2000 patients are currently receiving treatment for covid-19 across the country. According to Kagwe, 459 are admitted to various health facilities while 1451 are on home-based isolation and care.

Their conditions also paint a rather gloomy picture of the covid-19 situation in the country.

“26 patients are in intensive care unit (ICU), 11 of whom are in ventilatory support and 15 on supplemental oxygen,” CS Kagwe said

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According to Kagwe, 16 patients are separately on supplementary oxygen with 12 of them in general wards and four in the High Dependency Unit (HDU).

On a more positive note, however, Kagwe disclosed that 70 patients have recovered from the disease. 43 were from the home-based isolation and care, while 27 had been admitted to various health facilities. The total number of recoveries from covid-19 in the country now stands at 84,060.

On Wednesday, the Ministry of Health announced that 150 more people had tested positive for the virus from a sample size of 3,117 tests conducted in 24 hours. This brings the total confirmed positive cases in the country to 101,159.

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