A total of 218,228 people have recovered from Covid-19 in Kenya

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Since Kenya reported its first Covid-19 case on March 13, 2020, more than 200,000 patients have recovered from the disease, reported the Ministry of Health.

As of August 27, 2021, the ministry confirmed that 218228 people are now free from the deadly disease after 1457 more people were discharged from various health facilities across the country and home-based care systems.

Out of 218,228, 41879 are from health facilities and 176349 from home-based care and isolation.

In a statement, Health Cabinet Secretary also announced 932 new cases bringing the total number of infections to 233,801. The new cases were detected from 9424 samples tested in the last 24 hours.

The new infections comprised 909 Kenyans and 23 foreigners aged between 11 months and 100 years.

In terms of gender, 473 are males and 459 are females.

On fatalities, 31 have succumbed to the disease, one of them in the last 24 hours, while 30 are deaths reported after conducting facility records audits in July and August 2021. This pushes the total number of Covid-19 related deaths to 4666.

One thousand nine hundred fifty-three patients are currently admitted in various hospitals, while 8022 are under Home-Bases care and isolation.

One hundred sixty-one patients are in the Intensive Care Unit, 108 of who are on ventilatory support and 49 on supplemental oxygen. Four patients are under observation.

Another 699 patients are separately on supplemental oxygen, with 627 of them in general wards and 72 in High Dependency Units.

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