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Covid-19 Caseload Rises to 168,108 as 573 Test Positive

by Zablon Ondari
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The Ministry of Health has announced 573 new Covid-19 cases from 5,798 samples tested in the last 24 hours, bringing the country’s caseload to 168,108.

This has increased to 1,777,034 the cumulative number of samples tested in the country so far. The country’s positivity rate stands at 9.9 per cent.

In a statement issued on Saturday, 22nd May, Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe announced that from the new cases, 535 are Kenyans and 38 are foreigners with 365 being males and 208 females. The youngest is a 42-day-old-infant while the oldest is 100.

A total of 58 patients have recovered, 39 from various health facilities countrywide while 19 are from the Home-Based and Isolation Care. The total number of recoveries now stands at 114,452.

Sadly, six more patients have succumbed, bringing the death toll to 3,049.

Currently, there are 1,075 patients currently admitted in various health facilities countrywide while 4,674 patients are under Home-Based Isolation and Care Program.

Some 119 patients are in the ICU, 21 of whom are on ventilatory support, 71 are on supplemental oxygen and 27 patients are under observation.

Another 90 patients are separately on supplemental oxygen with 83 of them in general wards and 7 in High Dependency Units (HDU).

Distribution of Cases in Counties:
Kisumu 103 cases, Nairobi 61, Kitui 57, Kericho 43, Mombasa 39, Kisii 28, Busia 24, Nandi 23, Siaya and Kakamega 22 cases each, Uasin Gishu 18, Nyeri 17, Nakuru 16, Turkana 15, Bungoma 12, Nyamira nine, Migori, Murang’a, Kiambu and Kilifi 8 cases each, Kirinyaga six, Embu and Homa Bay five cases each, Baringo and Kajiado three cases each, Laikipia and Trans Nzoia two cases each while Machakos, Marsabit, Meru, Narok, Vihiga and West Pokot recorded one case each.

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