Kenya has registered 829 new cases of Covid-19 cases as the country stares at a third wave of Covid-19 pandemic.
The new cases are from a sample size of 6,239 tested in the last 24 hours, a testing positivity rate of 13.2 per cent.
The country’s caseload now stands at 111,185 out of 1,352,126 tests conducted since March last year when the first case was registered.
The Ministry of Health also announced that one more patient succumbed to the disease, a slight drop from yesterday’s statistics where 12 patients died of the virus. The cumulative fatalities are now at 1,899.
According to Health CS Mutahi Kagwe, some 566 patients are currently admitted in various health facilities countrywide, the highest number witnessed this year. 1,694 other patients are on Home Based Isolation and Care.
The number of patients in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) has also been on an increase since the beginning of March.
For example, on March 2, where there were 58 patients in the ICU, 29 of them were on oxygen. On March 4, the number of patients in the ICU was 65 with 34 on supplemental oxygen. And today Kagwe revealed that 91 patients are in the ICU, the highest number witnessed at the onset of the third wave.
Twenty-two of those are on ventilatory support while 60 on supplemental oxygen. Nine patients are on observation.
“Another 28 patients are separately on supplementary oxygen with 26 of them in the general wards and 2 in the High Dependency Unit (HDU),” Kagwe stated.
Further, the CS said 91 patients have recovered from the disease, 47 from the Home Based and Isolation Care while 44 are from various health facilities. Total recoveries now stand at 87,994.?
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