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796 test Covid-19 positive as 328 recover

Health & Science

Some 796 people have tested positive for the coronavirus today, the highest number this month, from a 7,392 sample size conducted in the last 24 hours.

Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe (pictured) said the country’s positivity rate is now 10.8 per cent.

Seven hundred and forty-six of the new infections are Kenyans, while fifty are foreigners.

Kenya now has 178,078 total confirmed cases and 1,895,028 cumulative tests conducted since the onset of Covid-19.

CS Kagwe says another three hundred and twenty-eight patients have recovered from the disease, “307 discharged from the Home-Based and Isolation Care program, while twenty-one were discharged from various health facilities countrywide.”

Total recoveries now stand at 122,346.

Three patients have succumbed to the disease in the last 24 hours, all of them being late deaths reported after conducting Facility Record Audits on diverse dates in the months of April and May.

The Covid-19 death toll in the country is now 3,437.

“A total of 1,097 patients are admitted in various health facilities countrywide, while 4,842 patients are under the Home-Based Isolation and Care program,” Kagwe said.

Eighty-nine patients are admitted in the ICU, twenty-six on ventilatory support and forty-nine on supplemental oxygen.

The Ministry says it is observing 14 patients.

Kagwe added that at least 1.1 million vaccines have been administered so far. 993,670 are first doses and 180,401 being second doses.

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