Kenya has recorded 204 new Covid-19 cases from 2,963 samples tested in the last 24 hours. This has raised the national tally to 243,929.
There have so far been 2,457,626 cumulative tests. The Covid-19 positivity rate stands at 6.9 per cent.
In a statement issued on Monday, 13th September, Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe announced that from the new cases, 198 are Kenyans while six are foreigners with 102 being females and 102 males. The youngest is a six-month-old infant and the oldest is 99 years.
Kagwe said 984 patients had recovered from the disease with 466 from various health facilities countrywide, while 518 are from the home-based isolation and care programme. The total number of recoveries now stands at 233,902.
Some 17 more patients have succumbed to the virus, raising the death toll to 4,923.
There are 1,555 patients admitted to various health facilities countrywide, while 3,345 are under the home-based isolation and care programme.
At the same time, 138 patients are in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), 91 of whom are on ventilatory support 33 on supplemental oxygen and 14 patients are under observation.
Another 624 patients are separately on supplemental oxygen with 566 of them in general wards and 58 in High Dependency Units (HDU).
The cases are spread in counties as follows; Nairobi 83, Kiambu 16, Makueni 14, Garissa, Machakos, and Turkana 10 cases each, Murang’a and Embu eight cases each, Nakuru seven, and Isiolo six. Baringo, Nyeri, and Kwale, had four cases each, Kilifi, Migori, Siaya, and Tharaka Nithi, three cases each, Meru and Mombasa two cases each while Kakamega, Kisii, Kitui, and Taita- Taveta one case each.