Covid-19 claims 19 more as 589 test positive

Written By: Muraya Kamunde

Kenya recorded 589 new Covid-19 cases on Wednesday from a sample size of 4,995 tested in the last 24 hours.

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The country’s positivity rate is at 11.8%.

The total number of confirmed cases in Kenya now stands at 173,661 from a cumulative test of 1,845,884 conducted since March.

Of the new cases, 580 are Kenyans while 9 are foreigners with 343 being male while 246 females were confirmed to have contracted the virus.

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The youngest is a five-month-old baby while the oldest is 101 years.

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312 patients have recovered from the disease, 184 from the Home-Based Care Program, while 128 have been discharged from various hospitals. The total number of recoveries now stands at 118,933 of which 86,338 are from Home Based Care and Isolation while 32,595 are from various health facilities.

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19 patients have succumbed to the virus during the same period. The total number of fatalities due to Covid-19 now stands at 3,345.

A total of 994 patients are currently admitted in various health facilities across the country while another 5,049are on Home Based Isolation and Care.

According to Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe, 114 patients are in Intensive Care Unit (ICU), 29 are on ventilatory support, and 65 on supplemental oxygen with 20 patients on observation.

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A further 93 patients are separately on supplementary oxygen with 86 of them being admitted in the general wards. Seven patients are in the High Dependency Unit (HDU).

The Health Ministry has so far vaccinated a total of 1,030,445 persons against the Covid-19 disease countrywide.

On the second dose, 12,174 are aged 58 years and above, Health workers 18,230, Teachers 4,789 Security Officers 3,103 and Others 12,194.

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