Kenya confirms 5 more fatalities, 551 new Covid-19 cases

Health worker collects a specimen swab during a Covid-19 testing process

Kenya has recorded 551 new Coronavirus cases, taking the country’s case load to 84,169. Speaking to the press on Tuesday, Health CAS Rashid Aman said the cases were picked from 4,675 samples, which is a positivity rate of 11.7%. From the new cases, 525 are Kenyans while 26 are foreigners, 301 are males while 250 are females and the youngest is a seven-day-old infant and the oldest is 100 years old.

266 patients have recovered from the disease out of which 206 were from the home-based care programme, while 60 were discharged from various health facilities. The recoveries are now at 18,146. However, 5 more patients have succumbed to the virus, taking the fatalities to 1,474.

In terms of admissions, there are 1,275 patients currently admitted in various hospitals across the country, while 8,070 patients are on the home-based care programme. A total of 71 patients are in ICU, out of which 36 are on ventilatory support. 88 patients are separately on supplementary oxygen, out of which 70 are in general wards and 18 in the HDU.