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Kenya Records Below 100 Covid-19 Cases, Tally Jumps to 252,033

by Zablon Ondari
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The Ministry of Health has announced 74 new Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours. This has raised the national tally to 252,033.

In a statement issued on Sunday, 17th October, Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe said the lastest figure was derived from the 3,987 samples tested. This brings to 2,639,107 the cumulative number of samples tested so far. The country’s positivity rate is at 1.9 per cent.

Of the new cases, 54 are Kenyans while 20 are foreigners with 44 being males and 30 females. The youngest is a seven-year-old infant, while the oldest is 101.

The Covid-19 death tally rose to 5,223 after eight more patients succumbed to the infection.

Kagwe said a total of 76 patients had recovered from the disease, 60 from the home-based and isolation care, while 16 were from various health facilities countrywide. The total number of recoveries now stands at 245,254.

There are 590 patients admitted to various health facilities countrywide, while 1,556 patients are under the home-based isolation and care programme.

Some 34 patients are in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), 21 of whom are on ventilatory support, and 13 on supplemental oxygen. No patient is under observation.

Another 177 patients are separately on supplementary oxygen with all of them being in the general wards. No patient is in High Dependency Units (HDU).

Vaccination: As of 16th October, a total of 4,500,179 vaccines had been administered across the country. Of these, 3,291,192 were partially vaccinated while those fully vaccinated were 1,208,987.

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