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Coronavirus – Kenya: COVID-19 update (March 5, 2021)

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400 people have tested positive for the disease, out of a sample of 5,189 people tested in the past 24 hours. The total number of confirmed positive cases is now 107,729. Cumulative testing to date is 1,322,806. Of the cases, 367 are Kenyans while 33 are foreigners.

Nairobi has 279 cases, Kiambu 37, Murang’a 9, Kericho 9, Kajiado 8, Machakos 7, Kisumu 6, Turkana 6, Nyeri 6, Busia 4, Uasin Gishu 4, Garissa 3, Kilifi 3, Kitui 3, Kisii 2, Makueni 2, Siaya 2, Vihiga 2, Mombasa 2, Nakuru 2, Nandi 1, Nyandarua 1, Bomet 1 and Bungoma 1.

77 patients recovered from the disease, 50 from various health facilities and 27 from home care and isolation. Total recoveries now stand at 87,176.

3 patients succumbed to the disease pushing our cumulative deaths to 1873. Our sincere condolences to the families and friends of those who have lost their loved ones.

494 patients are admitted to various health facilities across the country, while 1,615 patients are in isolation and in home care. 67 patients are in intensive care, including 24 under ventilatory assistance and 35 under supplemental oxygen. 8 patients are under observation.

17 other patients are receiving supplemental oxygen separately, all in general wards. No patient is in the high dependency unit (HDU).

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