One hundred and thirty people have tested positive for Covid-19 in Kenya within the last 24 hours, announced the Ministry of Health.
The new cases were detected from 1641 cases tested between Sunday and Monday, bringing the country’s total number to 160 559.
The Ministry said Kenya’s positivity rate is now at 8.3 percent, and the cumulative tests are 1,681,420.
The new patients consisted of 129 Kenyans and eight foreigners aged between 14 and 97 years.
The distribution of positive cases by age is as follows: 0-9 years (2), 10- 19 years (6), 20-29 years (16), 30-39 years (39), 40-49 years (24),50-59 years (21), 60 and above (29).
In terms of gender, 80 were males and 57 females.
The death toll hits 2 781 after 18 people reported to have succumbed to the deadly disease. Nine deaths occurred on diverse dates within the last one month, while the other nine are late death reports from facility record audits.
The number of recoveries rose by 216 to 109,077 in the last 24 hours.
One thousand two hundred sixty-five people battling coronavirus are currently admitted at various health facilities countrywide, and 6,614 are on Home Based Isolation and Care.
The total number of patients in the ICU is 179, 29 of whom are on ventilatory support and 110 on supplemental oxygen. Forty patients are on observation.©Standard Gazette, 2021. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s publisher is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Standard Gazette with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.