Covid-19: 69 new cases, 98 recoveries, 6 deaths confirmed

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Health CAS Dr Mercy Mwangangi

69 people have tested positive for Covid-19 over the last 24 hours, taking Kenya’s total cases to 95,992. The Health Ministry confirmed the cases were picked from 1,987 samples, with the positivity rate now at 3.4 percent and the samples tested reaching 1,035,309.

Of the cases, the youngest is a 3-year-old child and the oldest is 86-years-old. 53 are Kenyans while 16 are foreigners, while 40 are males and 29 are females.

98 patients have recovered from the disease, 77 from the home-based care program while 21 have been discharged from different health facilities, bringing the total number of recoveries to 77,521.

6 more patients have died, however, taking the total number of fatalities to 1,664.

Cases in the Counties are distributed as follows; Nairobi 44 cases, Busia, Mombasa and Kilifi have 5 cases each, Kajiado 3 cases, Machakos, Meru, Nyamira, Kiambu, Nyandarua, Kitui and Nakuru have 1 case each.

There are 673 patients admitted in health facilities countrywide and 3,386 on home-based isolation and care.

34 patients are in ICU, 17 of whom are on ventilatory support and 13 on supplementary oxygen. Four are on observation. 31 patients are separately on supplementary oxygen out of whom 24 are in the general wards. Seven are in the High Dependency Unit (HDU).