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7 dead as 970 test positive for Covid-19

The positivity rate is now at 12.2%

Health CS Mutahi Kagwe

The Ministry of Health under CS Mutahi Kagwe has announced 970 new cases of Covid-19, from a sample size of 7,940 tested in the last 24 hours.

The positivity rate is now at 12.2%. Total confirmed positive cases are now 237,851 and cumulative tests so far conducted are 2,388,858.

At the same time, 612 patients have recovered from Covid-19; 502 from the Home-Based Isolation and Care program while 110 are from various health facilities. Total recoveries now stand at 224,882; 182,233 are from the Home-Based Care and Isolation program, and 42,649 are from various health facilities

Sadly, 7 patients have succumbed to the disease, all of them being late deaths reported after conducting facility record audits on August 31, 2021. This now pushes the cumulative fatalities to 4,746.

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1,874 patients are currently admitted in various health facilities countrywide, while 5,379 are under the Home-Based Isolation and Care program. 143 patients are in ICU, 98 of whom are on ventilatory support and 39 on supplemental oxygen. 6 patients are under observation.

Another 757 patients are separately on supplemental oxygen with 684 of them in general wards and 73 in High Dependency Units (HDU).

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