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Kenya Announces 72 Covid-19 Cases, 10 Deaths In 24 Hours

Covid-19 testing in Nairobi [Photo/Courtesy]

Kenya has announced 72 new Covid-19 cases after 2,056 samples were tested in the last 24 hours. The country’s caseload is now at 165,537.

The country’s positivity rate is now 3.5%with the cumulative tests so far conducted now at 1,746,449.

Sadly, 10 deaths have been reported in the last 24 hours bringing Kenya’s death toll to 3,031.

Also, 262 have recovered bringing the tally for recoveries to 113,874. 235 were from the Home-Based & Isolation Care, while 27 are from various health facilities countrywide. 82,777 are from Home Based Care & Isolation & 31,097 are from various health facilities.

Read: Two More Deaths Reported as Kenya’s Covid-19 Positivity Rate Drops Further to 3.1%

84 patients are separately on supplemental oxygen with 79 of them in general wards and 5 in High Dependency Units

1,036 patients are currently admitted to various health facilities, while 4,729 patients are under the Home-Based Isolation & Care Program. 108 patients are in the ICU, 23 of whom are on ventilatory support and 70 on supplemental oxygen. 15 patients are under observation.

County distribution is as follows: Nairobi 28, Mombasa 22, Busia 9, Kilifi 3, Embu and Homa Bay 2 cases each, Kwale, Laikipia, Machakos, Nakuru, Nyeri and Kiambu 1 case each.

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Written by Mercy Auma

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