780 people tested positive for Covid-19 on November 26th, from a sample size of 6,158 tested in 24 hours, bringing to 80,102 the number of confirmed positive cases in Kenya. From the cases, 754 are Kenyans while 26 are foreigners.
Distribution of the cases :Nairobi had 273, Kiambu 93, Mombasa 86, Busia 85, Nakuru 40, Turkana 32, Uasin Gishu 20, Kilifi 16, Meru 13, Kajiado 13, Kericho 13, Kisumu 11, Nandi 10, Taita Taveta 9, Murang’a 8, Laikipia 8, Nyeri 8, Bomet 7, Trans Nzoia 7.
Kwale 4, Makueni 4, Machakos 3, Embu 3, Homa Bay 2, Elgeyo Marakwet 2, Tana River 2, Samburu 1, Baringo 1, Garissa 1, Nyamira 1, Marsabit 1, Kitui 1, Isiolo 1 and Siaya 1.
552 patients have recovered from the disease, 468 from the Home-Based Care Program, while 84 have been discharged from various hospitals. The total recoveries now stand at 53,526. Sadly, 10 patients have succumbed to the disease bringing the fatality to 1,427
1,232 patients are admitted in various health facilities countrywide, while 7,295 are on Home Based Isolation and Care. 57 patients are in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), 32 of whom are on ventilatory support, and 20 on supplemental oxygen.
Another 109 patients are separately on supplementary oxygen out of whom 58 are in the general wards. 24 are in the High Dependency Unit (HDU).
Meanwhile, according to the Teacher’s Service Commission, the country has lost Thirty-six teachers to the COVID_19 virus since the first case was reported.
The TSC added that 145 other teachers have visited hospitals in the last week seeking COVID-19 medication since the Teachers Service Commission (TSC) announced that the teacher’s medical insurance will cover COVID-19.
The latest statistics reveal that out of the 36 teachers who have so far succumbed to the COVID_19 among them passed away in the month of November, 11 on October, 3 in September while a teacher died every month between June and August.