Covid-19: Kenya records 369 new cases, 19 deaths – KBC


Kenya recorded 369 new Covid-19 cases Sunday from a sample size of 4,469 tested in the last 24 hours.

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The country’s positive rate is at 8.3%.

The number of confirmed cases in Kenya is now 160,422 from an additional 1,679,779 trial conducted since March.

In the new cases, 329 Kenyans out of 40 were foreigners while 211 were men while 158 women were confirmed to be infected.

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The youngest is a nine-month-old baby while the oldest is 90 years old.

72 patients have recovered from the disease, 39 from the Home Based Care Program, while 33 have been discharged from various hospitals. The total number of survivors is 108,861 out of which 79,273 are from Home Care and Isolation while 29,588 are from health facilities.

19 patients have been infected with the virus at the same time. The total number of deaths due to Covid-19 now stands at 2,763.

A total of 1,298 patients are currently hospitalized in various health facilities across the country while another 6,652 are in isolation and Home Care.

According to Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe, 190 patients are in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), 29 have respiratory support, and 118 on oxygen supplementation and 43 patients on screening.

More than 130 other patients are on oxygen supplementation and 122 of them are in intensive care units. Eight patients are in the High Dependency Unit (HDU).

The Ministry of Health has so far vaccinated a total of 886,288 people against Covid-19 disease nationwide.

Of these 516,140 are 58 years of age and older, 158,103 Health Workers, 137,581 Teachers while 74,464 Security Officers.

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