Kenya confirms 346 new Covid-19 cases and ten deaths

Three hundred and forty-six people have contracted Covid-19 in Kenya, raising the total confirmed cases to 235298. The cases were identified from 3553 samples tested between Sunday and Monday.

Since the first case was reported on March 13, 2020, cumulative tests are 2367077. The positivity rate in the last 24 hours is 9.7 percent.

The new cases comprised 333 Kenyans and 13 foreigners, with 185 being females and 161 males.

The youngest patient is one month old and the eldest 95 years.

Ten other patients succumbed to the disease, all being late deaths reported after conducting facility record audits on diverse dates in August 2021. The death toll now stands at 4720.

Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi also announced 1404 recoveries with 1,327 from the Home-Based Isolation and Care program, while 77 were discharged from various health facilities countrywide. Total recoveries are 222357.

A total of 1,951 patients are currently admitted to various health facilities countrywide, while 5,924 are under the Home-Based Isolation and Care program.

One hundred forty-eight patients are in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), 108 of whom are on ventilatory support and 36 on supplemental oxygen. 4 patients are under observation.

Another 833 patients are separately on supplemental oxygen, with 757 of them in general wards and 79 in High Dependency Units (HDU).

According to the ministry, 2,752,266 vaccines had been administered across the country as of August 29, 2021. Of these, the total first doses are 1,949,340, while the second doses are 802,926.

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