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Five Succumb as Kenya’s Covid-19 Cases Rise to 251,313

by Zablon Ondari
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The Ministry of Health on Tuesday, 12th October, announced 65 new Covid-19 cases, raising the country’s caseload to 251,313.

In a press statement issued in Nairobi, Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe said that the latest figure had been derived from 3,198 samples tested in the last 24 hours. This brings to 2,613,052 the cumulative number of Covid-19 tests. The country’s positivity rate is at two per cent.

Out of the new cases, 61 are Kenyans while four are foreigners with 38 being males while 27 are females. The youngest is a seven-year-old child while the oldest is 83.

Sadly, five patients have succumbed to the disease, one of them having occurred in the last 24 hours while the other four are late deaths reported after conducting facility audit reports in October 2021. This now pushes the cumulative deaths to 5,195.

Some 296 patients have recovered from the disease with 279 from the Home–Based Isolation and Care program while 17 are from various health facilities countrywide. The total number of recoveries now stands at 244,533.

There are 712 patients currently admitted in various health facilities countrywide, while 1,711 are under the Home-Based Isolation and Care program.

At the same time, 43 patients are in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), 25 of whom are on ventilatory support and 18 on supplemental oxygen. No patient is under observation.

Another 242 patients are separately on supplemental oxygen with 238 of them in general wards and 4 in High Dependency Units (HDU).

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