The number of Covid-19 cases rose to 164,720 after 329 more people tested positive in the last 24 hours, with 18 succumbing to the disease.
In a statement issued on Thursday, 13th May, Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe said the new cases were detected from 4,155 samples, bringing to 1,733,500, the number of samples tested since March 2020. The positivity rate is at eight per cent.
From the new cases, 329 are Kenyans while five are foreigners with 206 being males and 128 females. The youngest is a 28 day-old-infant while the oldest is 104.
Kagwe said that 124 patients had recovered from the disease, 85 from the home-based and isolation care while 39 are from various health facilities countrywide. The total number of recoveries now stands at 113,248.
Some 18 patients succumbing, raising the death toll to 2,968.
There are 1,021 patients admitted to various health facilities countrywide, while 4,840 patients are in home-based isolation and care.
Meanwhile, 117 patients are in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), 23 of whom are on ventilatory support, 74 on supplemental oxygen and 20 patients are under observation.
Another 92 patients are separately on supplemental oxygen with 87 of them in general wards and five in the High Dependency Units (HDU).
The cases are spread in counties as follows: Nairobi 81, Meru 39, Kisumu 37, Busia 24, Nakuru 16, Siaya, Mombasa and Kilifi, 11 cases each, Kiambu and Homa Bay 10, cases each, Kitui nine, Uasin Gishu and Makueni, eight cases each, Bomet, Embu and Kajiado, seven cases each, Nyeri six, Kericho five, Kakamega, and Migori and Nandi, four cases each. Garissa, Kisii and Kirinyaga had two cases each while Kwale, Laikipia, Lamu, Murang’a, Taita-Taveta, Tharaka Nithi, West Pokot, Bungoma, and Isiolo recorded one case each.