COVID-19: Kenya Records 55 New Cases

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The Ministry of Health on Monday announced that 55 people have tested positive for COVID-19

The Ministry of Health on Monday announced that 55 people have tested positive for COVID-19 from a sample size of 3,216 tested in the last 24 hours, marking a positivity rate of 1.7 percent.

“Of the cases, 37 are Kenyans while 18 are foreigners; 34 are males and 21 are females. The youngest is a six-month-old child while the oldest is 92 years old.” Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe said in a statement on Saturday.

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This now brings the total number of cases recorded to 322,151 out of the 3,261,313 tests conducted so far.

In terms of county distribution, Nairobi county is leading with 47,Nyeri 3, Mombasa 2, Kiambu 1, Kisii 1, and Laikipia 1

The Cabinet Secretary said that 137 recoveries had been recorded out of which 121 are from the Home-Based Isolation and Care program while 16 are from various health facilities countrywide. Total recoveries now stand at 296,108.

There is no death reported. Therefore, the cumulative fatalities remain at 5,621.

The Ministry also stated that 242 patients are currently admitted in various health facilities countrywide, while 3,619 are under the Home-Based Isolation and Care program.

“8 patients are in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), all of them are on ventilatory support. Another 58 patients are on supplemental oxygen. 56 of them are in the general wards while two patients are in the High Dependency Unit (HDU),” read the statement.

The ministry of health said that a total of 13,782,963 vaccines have been administered across the country. Of these 6,965,069 are partially vaccinated while those fully vaccinated are 6,338,847.

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