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44 Test Positive as Covid-19 Death Toll Hits 5,257

by Zablon Ondari
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The Covid-19 death toll has risen to 5,257 in the country after two more patients succumbed to the virus, the Ministry of Health has announced.

In a statement issued on Sunday, 24th October, Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe also reported 44 new infections from the 4,238 samples tested, raising the caseload to 252,672.

This brings to 2,673,705, the cumulative number of samples tested so far. The country’s positivity rate stands at one per cent.

From the new cases, all are Kenyans with 25 being males and 19 females. The youngest is a one-year-old baby, while the oldest is 89.

Kagwe said 247 patients had recovered from the virus, 200 from the Home-Based and Isolation Care programme while 47 are from various health facilities. The total number of recoveries now stands at 246,274.

There are 496 patients currently admitted in various health facilities countrywide, while 1,365 are under the home-based isolation and care program.

At the same time, 27 patients are in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), 12 of whom are on ventilatory support and 15 on supplemental oxygen. No patient is under observation.

Another 164 patients are separately on supplemental oxygen with 156 of them in general wards and eight in High Dependency Units (HDU)

Vaccination: A total of 4,930, 336 vaccines have so far been administered across the country as of October 23rd 2021. Out of these 3,504,400 were partially vaccinated and 1,425,936 were fully vaccinated.

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