Kenya reports additional 20 Covid-19 deaths

By Samuel Ouma

Health Minister Mutahi Kagwe

The number of Covid-19 related deaths in Kenya on Monday hit 2 244 after twenty more people succumbed to the virus.

The country’s Ministry of Health announced that out of the 20 new fatalities, one transpired within 24 hours, 10 in the last month, and nine are from the facility record audits.

Health Minister Mutahi Kagwe revealed 460 more people also tested positive for Covid-19 raising the total number of infections to 139,448.

The new infections were found from a sample size of 2,753 tested within 24 hours.

Mr. Kagwe noted that the new patients consisted of 446 Kenyans and 14 foreigners, with 250 males and 210 females.

In terms of age, the youngest patient is seven months old, and the oldest is 89 years old.

Kenya’s positivity rate stands at 16.7 percent.

The Ministry at the same time said that 178 patients have recovered from the deadly disease bringing the total number of recoveries to 94,361. Whereas 79 were from Home-Based and Isolation care, 99 were from various health facilities across the country.

So far, 1 590 patients were reported to be admitted to hospitals, 5,998 from Home-based and Isolation care, and 200 are in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU).

Of the 200 patients in the ICU, 40 are on ventilatory support, 130 on supplemental oxygen and 30 others are under close observation.

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