The Ministry of Health on Friday, 7th May, announced 568 new Covid-19 cases, raising the country’s caseload to 162,666.

In a statement to newsrooms, Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe said that the latest figure was derived from 9,029 samples tested in the last 24 hours. This brings to 1,710,414 the cumulative number of Covid-19 tests. The country’s positivity rate stands at 6.3 per cent.

From the new cases, 551 are Kenyans while 17 are foreigners. There are 334 males and 224 females. The youngest is a one-year-old child, and the oldest is 105.

Kenya’s death toll rose to 2,865 after 15 more patients succumbed.

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Some 173 patients have recovered, with 130 discharged from home-based care and 43 from various hospitals countrywide, The total number of recoveries is 110,653.

There are 1,086 patients currently admitted to various hospitals across the country while 6,381 patients are on the home-based care programme.

Meanwhile, 131 patients are in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), 28 of whom are on ventilatory support, 83 on supplemental oxygen and 20 patients are on observation.

Another 111 patients are separately on supplemental oxygen with 103 of them in general wards and eight in High Dependency Units.

Vaccination: As of today, a total of 911,515 persons have so far been vaccinated against Covid-19 countrywide.

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 Of these, 531,540 are aged 58 and above, 160,468 are health workers, 142,624 teachers and 76,578 security officers.

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Zablon Ondari

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