The Ministry of Health on Friday, 17th September, confirmed 444 new Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours, raising the national tally of infections to 245,781.
The new cases were detected from some 7,511 samples tested, bringing country’s cumulative tests to 2,486,331. The country’s positivity rate is at 5.9 per cent.
Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe announced that from the cases, 430 are Kenyans while 14 are foreigners with 242 males and 202 females. The youngest is a three-week-old infant while the oldest is 90.
He confirmed that 700 patients have recovered from the disease, 321 from the Home-Based Care Program, while 379 have been discharged from various hospitals. The total number of recoveries now stands at 236,169.
Sadly, four more patients have succumbed to the virus rising the number of deaths to 4,965.
There are 1,472 patients currently admitted in various health facilities across the country while another 3,309 are on Home-Based Isolation and Care.
Some 119 patients are in Intensive Care Unit (ICU), 86 are on ventilatory support, 27 on supplemental oxygen while six patients on observation.
Another 543 patients are separately on supplementary oxygen with 505 of them being admitted in the general wards and 38 patients are in the High Dependency Unit (HDU).