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Covid-19 Cases Surpass 180,000 Mark as 622 People Test Positive

by Zablon Ondari
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Kenya on Wednesday, 23rd June, confirmed 622 new Covid-19 cases from samples tested in the last 24 hours. This brings the country’s coronavirus caseload to 180,498.

Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe said in a press statement that the cases were detected in the 6,236 samples tested, raising the total to 1,920,018. The country’s positivity rate is at 10.0 per cent.

Of the new cases, 590 are Kenyans while 32 are foreigners with 369 being males and 253 females. The youngest is a two-month-old infant and the oldest is 93 years old.

Some 30 patients have succumbed to the disease, taking the national death toll to 3,514.

Kagwe said 313 patients have recovered from the disease, 206 from the Home-Based and Isolation Care program while 107 are from various health facilities. The total number of recoveries now stands at 123,363.

There are 1,053 patients currently admitted in various health facilities, while 6,612 patients are under the Home-Based Isolation and Care program. 

At the same time, 101 patients are in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), 33 of whom are on ventilatory support, 51 on supplemental oxygen and 17 patients are under observation.

Another 135 patients are separately on supplemental oxygen with 125 of them in general wards and 10 in High Dependency Units (HDU).

The cases are distributed in counties as follows; Nairobi 115 cases, Siaya 83, Busia 69, Kisumu 66, Mombasa 47, Kiambu 38, Kericho 35, Homa Bay 20, Uasin Gishu 19, Vihiga 18, Trans Nzoia 17, Kakamega 15, Nakuru 11, Bungoma 10, Kisii eight, Machakos seven, Kilifi six, Murang’a, Kajiado and Taita Taveta five cases each, Nyandarua, Nyeri and Turkana three cases each, Embu, Garissa, Marsabit and Migori two cases each while Isiolo, Kwale, Makueni, Narok, West Pokot and Bomet recorded one case each.

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