194 new Covid-19 cases in Kenya, total rises to 156,981

21 deaths reported

Health CS Mutahi Kagwe

The Ministry of Health has announced 194 new Covid-19 cases detected over the last 24 hours.

The new cases were discovered out of a sample size of 1,779 tested, raising the number of confirmed positive cases in the country to 156,981.

A total of 1,417 patients are currently admitted in various health facilities across the country, and 6,959 patients are on Home Based Isolation and Care.

Two hundred and five patients are in the ICU, 42 of whom are on ventilatory support and 133 on supplemental oxygen. 30 patients are on observation.

Another 176 patients are separately on supplemental oxygen with 163 of them in general wards and 13 in High Dependency Units (HDU).

Deaths and Recoveries

Twenty-one deaths were also reported on Monday with one having occurred in the last 24hrs and 20 on diverse dates within the last one month. This now pushes cumulative fatalities to 2,643.

Two hundred and forty-eight patients recovered from the disease, 218 from Home Based and Isolation Care while 30 were from various health facilities across the country. Total recoveries now stand at 106,836 of which 77,822 are from Home Based Care & Isolation while 29,014 are from various health facilities.

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