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1,698 new Covid-19 cases in Kenya, positivity rate at 14%

11,352 samples tested over 24 hours

Kenyan medics in a Coronavirus isolation centre during a past demonstration

Health CS Mutahi Kagwe on Thursday announced that 1,698 new infections had been discovered after testing a sample size of 11,352.

Kenya's total Covid-19 cases now stand at 143,063.

With a positivity rate of 14.9%, a bulk of the new Covid-19 cases were recorded among 30-39 years.

Distribution of positive cases by age was as follows; 0-9 years (57), 10-19 years (62), 20-29 years (228), 30-39 years (441), 40-49 years (343), 50-59 years (268) and those above 60 (299).

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A total of 1,620 patients are currently admitted in various health facilities countrywide while 4,247 patients are on Home Based Isolation and Care.

Two hundred and thirty-five patients were reported to be in the Intensive care Unit (ICU), 48 of whom are on ventilatory support, 155 on supplemental oxygen and 32 on observation.

Deaths and Recoveries

The Ministry of Health (MoH) announced 456 discharges; 189 from various health facilities while 267 from home-based care. Total recoveries now stand at 97,650.

CS Kagwe reported 16 new Covid-related deaths of which one occurred in the last month and 14 were late death reports from facility record audits on diverse dates.

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Cumulative deaths by age so far are 0-9 years (45), 10-19 years (17), 20-29 years (94), 30-39 years (205), 40-49 years (322), 50-59 years (520) and those above 60 (1,089).

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