Kenya on Thursday recorded 644 new cases of Covid-19, bringing the country’s caseload to 90,305, Health CS Mutahi Kagwe has said. The CS in a statement confirmed that this was from a sample size of 6,811 representing a positivity rate of 9.4 percent.
The cumulative tests stand at 952,134. The country’s fatalities have risen to 1,568 after another 16 patients succumbed to the disease. Kagwe said that there are 994 patients currently admitted in various hospitals across the country. Another, 7,844 patients are on the home-based care program. A total of 55 patients are in ICU, out of which 27 are on ventilatory support. Fifty-three patients are separately on supplementary oxygen, out of which 46 are in general wards and seven in the HDU.
Meanwhile, 1,060 patients have recovered from the disease out of which 910 were from the Homebased care program while 150 were discharged from various health facilities. Kenya’s recoveries now stand at 71,254.
From the new cases reported on Thursday, 619 are Kenyans while 25 are foreigners. In terms of gender, 407 are males while 237 are females and the youngest in a one-year-old child and the oldest is 90. Nairobi leads with 158, Kiambu 69, Mombasa 67, Murang’a 56, Taita Taveta 36, and Nakuru 31.