The Ministry of Health on Sunday, 11th April, announced 486 new Covid-19 cases, raising the country’s caseload to 145,670.

In a statement to newsrooms, Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe said that the latest figure was derived from 4,134 samples tested in the last 24 hours. This brings to 1,561,838 the cumulative number of Covid-19 tests. The country’s positivity rate stands at 11.8 per cent.

Kenya’s death toll rose to 2,348 after 18 more patients succumbed.

From the new cases, 463 are Kenyans while 23 are foreigners. They were 278 males and 208 females. The youngest is a three-month-old child, and the oldest is 94.

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Some 490 patients recovered, with 318 discharged from home-based care and 172 from various hospitals countrywide, The total number of recoveries is 99,095.

Of the 490 patients, who have recovered, 318 were discharged from home-based care and 172 from various hospitals countrywide, The total number of recoveries is 99,095.

CS Kagwe said a total of 1,660 patients had been admitted to various health facilities countrywide, while 5,994 patients are in home-based isolation and care. 

There are 256 patients are in the ICU, 44 of whom are on ventilatory support, 181 on supplemental oxygen, and 31 patients under observation.

Another 257 patients are separately on supplementary oxygen with 236 of them in the general wards and 21 in the High Dependency Units (HDU).

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The cases are distributed in counties as follows; Nairobi has 264 cases, Kiambu 35, Kitui 20, Nakuru 19, Nyamira 17, Kajiado and Kilifi 14, each Machakos 13, Mandera 12, Mombasa 11, Nandi and, Uasin Gishu, 10 each, Meru and Kisumu nine cases each. Nyeri has eight, Homa Bay and Turkana five cases each, Kericho three, Kisii and Laikipia two cases each, while Lamu, Migori, Murang’a, and Tharaka Nithi had one case each.

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