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Kenya Records Fewer Covid-19 Cases with 10 Deaths

by Zablon Ondari
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The Ministry of Health has announced 72 new Covid-19 cases, bringing the country’s caseload to 165,537.

The new cases were detected from 2,056 samples tested in the last 24 hours. This has raised the country’s cumulative tests to 1,746,449, with the positivity rate at 3.5 per cent.

In a statement issued on Monday, 17th May, Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe announced that from the cases, 63 are Kenyans while nine are foreigners with 45 being males and 27 females. The youngest is a one-year-old baby while the oldest is 84.

Some 262 patients have recovered from the disease, 235 from home-based and isolation care, while 27 are from various health facilities countrywide. The total number of recoveries now stands at 113,874.

Kenya’s death toll rose to 3,013 after 10 more patients succumbed to the virus.

There are 1,036 patients currently admitted to various health facilities, while 4,729 patients are under the home-based isolation and care programme.

At the same time, 108 patients are in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), 23 of whom are on ventilatory support, 70 on supplemental oxygen and 15 patients are under observation.

Some 84 patients are separately on supplemental oxygen with 79 of them in general wards and 5 in High Dependency Units (HDU).

The cases are spread in counties as follows: Nairobi 28, Mombasa 22, Busia nine, Kilifi three, Embu and Homa Bay two cases each, Kwale, Laikipia, Machakos, Nakuru, Nyeri, and Kiambu had one case each.

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