Kenya’s COVID-19 Rate Stands At 12.8 Percent

On Saturday, Kenya’s Ministry of Health announced 735 new cases of Covid-19 that saw the positivity rate rise to 12.8 percent.

Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe said the new cases were picked from 5758 samples tested in the last 24 hours.

Out of 735, 634 were Kenyans and 101 foreign nationals.

In terms of gender, 429 were males and 306 females, with the youngest patient being eight months old and the oldest 97 years.

In the last 24 hours, 224 patients have recovered from the disease bringing the total number of recoveries to 108,789.

Sadly, 20 patients died, raising the total number of deaths to 2744. Three of the twenty deaths happened in the last 24 hours, 13 on diverse dates within the last one month, and four are from late death reports from facility record audits.

Kagwe said 1304 patients are currently admitted to health facilities countrywide, and 6648 are on Home- Based Isolation and Care.

He also revealed that 88 patients are in ICU, 31 of whom are on ventilatory support and 113 on supplemental oxygen. Forty-four patients are on observation.

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