383 test Covid-19 positive, 23 die

Some 383 people have tested positive for the coronavirus, from a 3,930 sample size tested in the last 24 hours.

Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe says the country’s positivity is now 9.7 per cent.

Kisumu County is still leading with the highest number of infections, reporting 54 today, followed by Nairobi with 53 cases, Kisii-37, Kilifi-33, Kericho-29 and Uasin Gishu-22 cases.

Kenya now has 172,325 confirmed cases of Covid-19 and 1,830,686 tests conducted since the onset of the disease last year.

Another thirty-three patients have recovered from the disease, “eighteen being discharged from various health facilities, and fifteen from the Home-Based and Isolation Care Program.”

There are now 117,502 total recoveries in the country.

Some twenty-four patients have succumbed to the disease, all being late deaths reported after conducting facility record audits on diverse dates in the month of April and May.

This now pushes the cumulative fatalities to 3,264, CS Kagwe added.

1,184 patients are currently admitted in various health facilities countrywide, and 4,942 patients are under the Home-Based Isolation and Care Program.

101 of those are in the ICU, twenty-three of whom are on ventilatory support and sixty on supplemental oxygen. The Ministry says it is observing eighteen patients.

As regards Covid-19 vaccination, 975, 265 have received Covid-19 jabs.

The Health Ministry says another 6,622 have received their second dose of the vaccine so far.

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