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Covid-19: 700 recover, 119 admitted to ICU

HEALTH & SCIENCEBy BETTY NJERU | Fri,Sep 17 2021 17:36:04 EAT
By BETTY NJERU | Fri,Sep 17 2021 17:36:04 EAT


ICU beds at the Kajiado Referral Hospital. [Peterson Githaiga, Standard]

Seven hundred patients have recovered from the coronavirus, according to the latest statistics from the Health Ministry.

“Three hundred and seventy-nine have been discharged from various health facilities countrywide while three hundred and twenty-one are from the Home-Based Isolation and Care program,” Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe said in a statement Friday.

Total recoveries now stand at 236,169.

Covid 19 Time Series


Today, another 444 people have tested positive for the disease from 7,511 samples conducted in the last 24 hours. The positivity rate is now 5.9 per cent.

Four hundred and thirty of the new cases are Kenyans while fourteen are foreigners.

This now raises total infections to 245,781 and 2,486,331 cumulative tests conducted since the onset of the disease last year.

Four patients have succumbed to the disease, ‘one being from the last 24 hours while three are late deaths reported after conducted facility record audits in September,” the CS said.

The Covid-19 death toll in the country has now risen to 4,965.

Further 1,472 patients are admitted in various health facilities countrywide, while 3,309 are under the Home-Based isolation and care. One hundred and nineteen are in the ICU, eighty-six of whom are on ventilator support and twenty-seven on supplemental oxygen.”

Six patients are under observation, while thirty-eight are in the High Dependency Unit.

On vaccination, a total of 3,290,450 vaccines have been administered nationwide as of September 16, 2021, with 3.1 per cent of the adult population fully vaccinated. 

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