961 new Covid-19 cases confirmed in Kenya

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Health CS Mutahi Kagwe

The Ministry of Health on Wednesday confirmed that 961 people have tested positive for Covid-19 in the last 24 hours, bringing the total caseload to 85,130. The cases were picked from a sample size of 7,780, and the cumulative tests in the country have risen to 901,426. From the new cases, 944 are Kenyans while 17 are foreigners. The youngest is a 5-month-old infant and the oldest is 94 years old.

10 more patients have succumbed to the virus, taking the fatalities to 1,484.

854 people have recovered from the virus, taking the total recoveries to 56,464. 686 of these are from the home-based care programme and 168 from various hospitals.

74 patients are in the Intensive Care Unit, 33 of whom in ventilatory support and 40 on supplemental oxygen.

77 patients are separately on supplemental oxygen, out of which 61 are in general wards while 16 are in High Dependency Unit

Earlier on Wednesday, Health CAS Dr. Rashid Aman received a donation of 20,000 pieces of medical surgical masks, 120 pieces of Infrated Thermometer and 30,000 pieces of disposable latex examination gloves from Tridem Pharma Kenya limited Managing Director Ashok Kumar Pandey to combat Covid-19.