Kenya’s Covid-19 Positivity Rate Hits 3.5% In The Last 24 Hours

Seventy-two more people contracted coronavirus in Kenya in the last 24 hours.

The country’s Ministry of Health said the cases were from 2,056 samples bringing the positivity rate to 3.5 percent.

Kenya’s total number of the confirmed cases now stands at 165,537.

Sixty-three were Kenyans and nine foreigners from the news cases, with 45 being males and 27 females.

The youngest patient is one year old and the eldest 84.

The distribution of positive cases by age is as follows; 0-9 years (3), 10-19 years (3), 20-29 years (8), 30-39 years (15), 40-49 years (20), 50-59 years (13), 60 and above (10).

In a statement released on Monday, Health Cabinet Secretary (CS) Mutahi Kagwe confirmed 262 new recoveries, 27 from various health facilities countrywide, and 235 from home-based and isolation care.

The total number of recoveries is 113,874, of which 82,777 are from Home Based Care and Isolation while 31,097 are from various health facilities.

At the same time, he announced ten more deaths, all on diverse dates within the last month. The death toll now stands at 3,013.

According to Kagwe, 1,036 patients are admitted to various health facilities, while 4,729 are in home-based isolation and care.

One hundred eight patients are in the Intensive Care Unit, with 23 on ventilatory support, 70 on supplementary oxygen, and 15 under observation.

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