Sixteen patients recovered from Covid-19 in Kenya in the last 24 hours, raising the total number of recoveries to 117,039, announced the Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe.
Nine out of the 16 were discharged from various health facilities across the country, while seven from the Home-Based care programme.
At the same time, Kagwe reported 142 new cases bringing the total number of cases to 171 226. The new cases were detected from 2,650 samples.
The cumulative tests now stand at 1, 818, 4 19 with the positivity rate of 5.4 percent.
A total of 1251 patients are now admitted to various hospitals across the country, and another 4705 patients are on the home-based care programme.
Kagwe said 92 patients are in ICU, out of which 21 are on ventilatory support.
Ninety patients are separately on supplementary oxygen, out of which 84 are in general wards and six in the HDU.
Regrettably, 18 people succumbed to the lethal virus, increasing the death toll to 3206.
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