The Ministry of Health on Wednesday, 9th June, announced 589 new Covid-19 cases, raising the country’s caseload to 173,661.

In a statement to newsrooms, Health CS Mutahi Kagwe said that the latest figure was derived from 4,995 samples tested in the last 24 hours. This brings to 1,845,884 the cumulative number of Covid-19 tests. The country’s positivity rate is at 11.8 per cent.

From the new cases, 580 are Kenyans while nine are foreigners with 343 males and 246 females. The youngest is a five-month-old child, and the oldest is 101.

Kenya’s death toll rose to 1,618 after 19 more patients succumbed.

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Some 312 patients recovered, with 184 discharged from home-based care and 128 from various hospitals countrywide, The total number of recoveries is 118,933.

There are 994 patients admitted to various health facilities countrywide and 5,049 in home-based isolation and care.

At the same time, 114 patients are in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), 29 of whom are on ventilatory support, 65 on supplemental oxygen, and 20 are on observation.

Another 93 patients are separately on supplementary oxygen out of whom 86 are in the general wards while seven are in the High Dependency Unit (HDU).

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