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14 succumb as 382 more people test positive for Covid-19

HEALTH & SCIENCEBy WINFREY OWINO | Tue,May 25 2021 17:00:00 EAT
By WINFREY OWINO | Tue,May 25 2021 17:00:00 EAT

 Ministry of Health reports indicate a spike in the number of Covid-19 infections in Kisumu which is set to host Madaraka Day Celebrations on Tuesday, June 1. [File, Standard]

Kenya on Tuesday reported 14 Covid-19 deaths raising the total number of fatalities to 3,087 since the first case was reported in March 2020.

This comes even as 382 more people tested positive for the virus from a sample size of 3,719 that was tested in the last 24 hours.

This translates to a positivity rate of 10.3 per cent.

Health CS Mutahi Kagwe in a statement said currently 1,079 patients are admitted in various health facilities across the country while 4,796 are under the Home-Based Isolation and Care.

Covid 19 Time Series

 

Kagwe said there are 113 patients in ICU out of whom 24 are on ventilatory support, 65 are on Supplemental Oxygen and 24 patients under observation.

So far 1,134 other patients have recovered from the disease raising the number of recoveries to 115,813.

Of the new cases, Kisumu had the highest number with 110 cases days ahead of Madaraka Day celebrations.

Kericho county had 37, Siaya 33, Nairobi 31 as the rest of the counties had less than 30 cases.

 

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