The Ministry of Health on Tuesday, 4th May, confirmed 345 new Covid-19 cases, with three deaths in the last 24 hours, raising the national tally of infections to 160,904.

The new cases were detected from some 6,686 samples tested, bringing country’s cumulative tests to 1,688,106. The country’s positivity rate is at 5.2 per cent.

Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe announced that from the cases, 339 are Kenyans while six are foreigners. Some 195 are males while 150 are females, with the youngest being a two-year-old child while the oldest is 94.

The national death toll rose to 2,805, after 24 more patients succumbed to the virus.

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A total of 140 patients have recovered from the disease, 82 from home-based isolation and care, while 58 are from various health facilities countrywide. The total number of recoveries now stands at 109,217.

There are 1,230 patients currently admitted to various health facilities countrywide, while 6,654 patients are on home-based isolation and care.

Meanwhile, 154 patients are in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), 26 of whom are on ventilatory support, 101 on supplemental oxygen and 27 patients are on observation.

Another 117 patients are separately on supplemental oxygen with 109 of them in general wards and 8 in High Dependency Units (HDU).

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The cases are distributed in counties as follows: Nairobi 75, Uasin Gishu 49, Mombasa 35, Kisumu 29, Kitui 26, Kilifi 16, Meru and Embu, 13 cases each, Nakuru 10, Machakos, Nyamira and Trans Nzoia nine cases each, and Kericho six. Others are Laikipia five, Kiambu, Nandi and Siaya four cases each, Homa Bay, Kajiado, Kakamega, Murang’a and Nyandarua three cases each, Nyeri, Tharaka Nithi, Vihiga and West Pokot two cases each, while Bomet, Bungoma, Kirinyaga, Kisii, Makueni and Migori had one case each.

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