Three die as 337 test positive for Covid-19

Kenya has recorded an increased number of people admitted to hospital due to Covid-19 following a high positivity rate that now stands at 11.5 per cent. Further, one in every three persons admitted in ICU is on ventilatory support.

The high positivity rate is after some 337 people have tested positive for Covid-19 in the last 24 hours from a sample size of 2,924 in Kenya today giving this high positivity rate.

WHO recommends a threshold of a five per cent positivity rate as an indicator of how well a country has the Covid19 pandemic under control.

The total confirmed cases now stand at 109,164 and the cumulative tests at 1,336,614.

Of the positive cases, 532 patients are admitted in various health facilities, with 74 in ICU, the highest number of persons admitted in ICU over the last month. 23 of these are on ventilatory support.

The new tests comprise 311 Kenyans and 26 foreigners.

The youngest who tested positive was a one-month-old child while the oldest was aged 85.

From the new cases, 198 were men and 139 are women.

According to a statement from the Ministry of Health, Nairobi led with 267 new cases, followed by Kiambu 27, Kajiado 6, Mombasa 5, Nyeri 5 among others.

Fifty-three patients recovered from Covid-19 in the last 24 hours in Kenya, pushing the national recoveries tally to 87,623.

The statement signed by Health CS Mutahi Kagwe (pictured) said 32 of those who recovered were from the home based and isolation care.

Unfortunately, three patients died, pushing the country’s fatalities to 1,879.

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