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Kenya’s COVID Positivity Falls To 5.4 Percent

On Friday, Kenya reported 394 new Covid-19 cases out of a total of 7,254 cases tested in the previous 24 hours.

The recent figures now put Kenya’s positivity level at 5.4 percent.

Since March, a total of 2,527,861 tests have been conducted in Kenya, resulting in a total of 248,069 confirmed cases.

383 Kenyans and 11 foreigners are among the latest cases, with 213 men and 181 women proven to have received the virus.

The smallest is a two-month-old baby, and the oldest is 104.

414 patients have recovered from the disease, 367 from the Home-Based Care Program, while 47 have been discharged from various hospitals. The total number of recoveries now stands at 239,298 of which 193,425 are from Home Based Care and Isolation while 45,873 are from various health facilities.

37 patients have succumbed to the virus during the same period. The total number of fatalities due to Covid-19 now stands at 5,082.

A total of 1,241 patients are currently admitted in various health facilities across the country while another 2,707 are on Home Based Isolation and Care.

According to Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe, 87 patients are in Intensive Care Unit (ICU), 51 are on ventilatory support, and 31 on supplemental oxygen with five patients on observation.

A further 373 patients are separately on supplementary oxygen with 360 of them being admitted in the general wards. 13 patients are in the High Dependency Unit (HDU).

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