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Covid-19 Quality Level 19 Drops up to 11.2% as 469 New Recorded Cases –

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The number of certified Covid-19 cases in Kenya increased to 156,787 on Sunday after another 469 people were tested positive.

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In a statement to newsrooms, the Ministry of Health said a total of 4,194 samples had been tested in the last 24 hours.

Kenya’s preferential rate dropped to 11.2 percent from 12.4 percent announced on Saturday.

The total number of surveys to date has been 1,645,209.

Of the new cases, 437 are Kenyans while 32 are foreigners. 300 are men and 169 are women. The youngest child is a six-month-old baby while the oldest is 91 years old.

The cases are distributed in the counties as follows: Nairobi 137, Mombasa 73, Kilifi 36, Meru 27, Bungoma 26, Kiambu 24, Uasin Gishu 20, Busia 19, Embu 16, Nyeri 15, Kitui 10, Kwale 9, Nakuru 10, Taita Taveta 9, Kajiado 6, Muranga 4, Elgeyo Homa Bay 4, Isiolo 2, Kakamega 2, Machakos 3, Kisii 3 and Laikipia 2.

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Others are Siaya 2, Vihiga 2, Marakwet 2, Garissa 1, Migori 1, Nandi 1, Baringo 1, Trans Nzoia 1 and Kisumu 1.

304 patients have recovered from the disease, 187 from Home Based & Isolation Care & 117 from various health facilities across the country. The total recovery is now at 106,588 out of which 77,604 are from Home Care & Exclusion & 28,984 are from health facilities.

By sad note, 19 deaths have been reported in the last 24 hours and one has occurred in the last 24 hours.

10 occurred on different dates within the past one month, while eight are the deaths of the deceased reported after conducting a record audit of the facility.

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Kenya’s Covid-19 deaths now number 2,622.

According to the ministry headed by Mutahi Kagwe, a total of 1,443 patients are currently being treated at various health facilities across the country, while 6,872 patients are in isolation from Home and Services.

207 patients are in the ICU, 43 of them are on respiratory support and 133 are on oxygen. 31 patients are under investigation.

Another 176 patients are supplemented with supplemental oxygen and 163 of them in total wards and 13 in the High Dependency Units (HDU).

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Today is Malaria Day, the ministry announced that the prevalence rate of malaria in Kenya has dropped from 8 percent recorded in 2015 to 5.6 percent.

The Lake Region, which carries a high burden of disease, has reduced the infection rate from 27 percent to 19 percent.

Meanwhile, the Chief Administrative Secretary of Health (CAS) Rashid Aman launched a Sh8 million project to distribute 15.7m mosquito nets in 27 malaria-affected areas from April 30-July 31.

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