The Ministry of Health has announced 369 new Covid-19 cases from 4,469 samples tested in the last 24 hours.

The new cases bring the total number of confirmed cases to 160,422, from the 1,679,779 tests conducted so far. The country’s positivity rate is at 8.3 per cent.

In a press statement, Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe confirmed that from the new cases, 329 are Kenyans and 40 are foreigners.

Some 211 of them are males while 158 are females with the youngest being a nine-month-old infant and the oldest 90.

The CS confirmed that 72 patients have recovered from the disease, 39 from home-based and isolation care, while 33 are from various health facilities countrywide, increasing the total number of recoveries to 108,861.

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The Covid-19 death toll rose to 2,763 after 19 more patients succumbed.

Currently, there are 1,298 patients admitted to various health facilities countrywide, while 6,652 patients are in home-based isolation and care. 

At the same time, 190 patients are in the ICU, 29 of whom are on ventilatory support, 118 on supplemental oxygen and 43 patients are under observation.

Another 130 patients are separately on supplemental oxygen with 122 of them in general wards and 8 in High Dependency Units (HDU).

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