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Kenya has recorded 166 new COVID-19 infections in the last 24 hours, bringing the total tally of confirmed cases in the country to 98,859.

In a statement to newsrooms, Health Ministry CS Mutahi Kagwe said the new cases were recorded from 7,077 samples tested under the same period.

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The total number of samples tested in the country is 1,114,198.

Out of the new cases, 100 are males while 66 are females while 146 are Kenyans and 20 are foreigners.

Of the new cases, the youngest is a one-year-old child while the oldest is 93.

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262 more patients were discharged, bringing the total number of recoveries to 82,195.

Of the new discharges, 8 were discharged from various hospitals across the country and 254 from the home-based care programme.

Unfortunately, three patients succumbed to the disease, bringing the total number of fatalities, to 1,726.

Currently there are 683 patients admitted in various health facilities countrywide, while 1,712 are on Home Based Isolation and Care. 

29 patients are in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), 14 of whom are on ventilatory support and 12 on supplemental oxygen. 3 are under observation.

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In terms of county distribution; Nairobi 115, Kiambu 10, Kajiado 7, Mombasa 6, Nakuru 4, Busia 3, Machakos 3, Nyamira 3, Meru 2, Kisumu 2, Laikipia 2, Taita Taveta 2, Embu 1, Garissa 1, Kakamega 1, Kilifi 1, Kitui 1, Makueni 1 and Turkana 1.

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