covid-19

11 More People, 58 In ICU as Coronavirus Ragaves the Country

Kenya’s covid-19 fatalities have risen to 1,313 after another 11 patents succumbed to the disease.

A total of 58 patients are in ICU, out of which 27 are on ventilatory support.

The Ministry of Health on Wednesday announced that Kenya had 957 new cases of Covid-19.

The total country’s case load now stands at 72,686.

Health CS Mutahi Kagwe said in a statement the positive cases were from a sample size of 5,559 recording a positivity rate of 17.2 per cent.

Cumulatively, Kenya has done 804,894 tests.

Kagwe said that there are 1,191 patients currently admitted in various hospitals across the country.

Another, 6,000 patients are in the home-based care programme.

Also, 89 patients are separately on supplementary oxygen, out of which 72 are in general wards and 17 in the HDU.

At least 2,369 healthcare workers have contracted the virus since it’s index case in Kenya. Out of which, 1,186 are males and 1,183 are female workers.

Thirty healthcare workers have lost their lives since the pandemic struck.

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