The Ministry of Health on Tuesday, 11th January, announced 1,105 new Covid-19 cases from 6,945 samples tested in the last 24 hours.
This brings to 313,677 the total number of confirmed cases from the 3,111,402 tests done so far. The country’s positivity rate now stands at 15.9 per cent.
Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe said in a statement that from the cases, 1,051 are Kenyans while 54 are foreigners, with 534 being males and 571 females. The youngest is a one-month-old infant while the oldest is 102.
Some 3,320 patients have recovered from the disease, with 2,991 from the home-based isolation and care programme and 329 from various health facilities. The total number of recoveries is 271,893.
The national death toll rose to 5,462 after eight more patients succumbed to the virus.
There are 1,223 patients admitted to various health facilities countrywide, while 21,411 are under the home-based Isolation and care programme.
There are 42 patients in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), 41 of whom are on ventilatory support and one on supplemental oxygen.
Another 298 patients are separately on supplemental oxygen with 293 of them in general wards and five patients in the High Dependency Unit (HDU).