The Ministry of Health has announced 66 new Covid-19 cases from the 1,833 samples tested in the last 24 hours, bringing the country’s caseload to 163,620.

The cumulative number of samples tested so far stands at 1,721,122. Country’s positivity rate is at 3.6 per cent.

In a statement issued on Monday, 10th May, Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe announced that from the new cases, 65 are Kenyans while one is a foreigner.

Some 45 patients are males and 21 females. The youngest is a six-year old-child while the oldest is 81.

A total of 1,737 patients have recovered from the disease, 1,580 are from the Home-Based and Isolation Care, while 157 are from various health facilities countrywide.

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There are 1,122 patients currently admitted in various health facilities countrywide while 4,783 patients are on Home-Based Isolation and Care.

At the same time, 134 patients are in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), 23 of whom are on ventilatory support and 85 on supplemental oxygen. 26 patients are under observation.

Another 89 patients are separately on supplemental oxygen with 83 of them in general wards and 6 in High Dependency Units (HDU).

The cases are spread in counties as follows; Nairobi 32, Kisii 11, Meru five, Uasin Gishu four, Nakuru three while Elegyo Marakwet, Homa Bay, Kakamega, Kericho, Kiambu, Laikipia, Mombasa, Nandi, Nyandarua, Trans Nzoia and Turkana had one case each.

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