Kenya records 69 new covid-19 cases


Kenya on Monday recorded 69 positive cases of Covid-19.

This is a positivity rate of 3.4 per cent.

This was from a sample of 1,987 tested in the last 24 hours according to a statement from the Ministry of Health.

This now brings the total number of confirmed cases in the country to 95,992 from cumulative tests of 1,035,309 samples.

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Out of the new cases, 53 are Kenyans while 16 are foreigners. In terms of gender, 40 are males and 29 are females.

On a positive note, 98 patients have recovered from the disease with 77 being from the home-based care programme while 21 have been discharged from different health facilities, bringing the total number of recoveries in the country to 77,521.

However, six more patients succumbed to the disease, bringing the total number of fatalities to 1,664.

In terms of distribution by counties, Nairobi recorded 44 cases, Busia, Mombasa and Kilifi (five each) and Kajiado (three).

Other counties were Machakos, Meru, Nyamira, Kiambu, Nyandarua, Kitui and Nakuru with one case each.

Currently, there are 673 patients admitted in various health facilities countrywide and 3,386 on home-based isolation and care.

34 patients are in ICU, 17 of whom are on ventilatory support and 13 on supplementary oxygen. Four are on observation.

Another 31 patients are separately on supplementary oxygen out of whom 24 are in the general wards. Seven are in the High Dependency Unit (HDU).

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