Kenya on Monday, 3rd May, confirmed 137 new Covid-19 cases from 1,641 samples tested in the last 24 hours, bringing the country’s caseload to 160,559.

This has raised to 1,681,420 the cumulative number of samples tested since March last year. The country’s positivity rate is at 8.3 per cent.

Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe announced in a press statement that from the new cases, 129 are Kenyans while eight are foreigners, with 80 being males and 57 females. The youngest is 14 and the oldest is 97.

A total of 216 patients have recovered from the disease, out of which 170 were from the home-based care programme, while 46 were discharged from various health facilities. The total number of recoveries now stands at 109,077.

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The Covid-19 death toll rose to 2,781 after 18 more patients succumbed.

Some 1,265 patients have been admitted to various hospitals across the country while 6,614 patients are in the home-based care programme.

Some 179 patients are in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), 29 of whom are on ventilatory support, 110 on supplemental oxygen and 40 patients are on observation.

Another 127 patients are separately on supplemental oxygen with 119 of them in the general wards and eight in the High Dependency Units (HDU).

The cases are distributed in the counties as follows: Nairobi registered 70, Uasin Gishu 22, Kericho nine, Mombasa eight, Kiambu seven, Machakos four, Kirinyaga,Murang’a, Narok and Nyeri, two cases each while Taita-Taveta, Bungoma, West Pokot, Kajiado, Kitui, Kwale, Makueni, Nakuru and Nyandarua had one case each.

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