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One Succumbs to Covid-19 as Kenya’s Infections Decline

by Zablon Ondari
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The Ministry of Health has confirmed 33 new Covid-19 cases, raising the national tally to 252,066, with one death.

In a press statement issued on Monday, 18th October, Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe said the cases were detected from the 3,530 samples tested in the last 24 hours, bringing the total to 2,642,637. The country’s positivity rate is at 0.9 per cent.

Of the new cases, 28 are Kenyans while five are foreigners with 17 being males and 16 females. The youngest is a two-month-old child while the oldest is 98.

Kagwe said 93 patients had recovered from the disease, with 77 from the home-based isolation and care programme, while 16 are from various health facilities countrywide. The total number of recoveries now stands at 245,347.

Sadly, one patient succumbed to the disease, pushing the cumulative deaths to 5,224.

There are 587 patients admitted to various health facilities countrywide, while 1,531 are under the home-based isolation and care programme.

Some 30 patients are in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), 19 of whom are on ventilatory support and 11 on supplemental oxygen. No patient is under observation.

Another 173 patients are separately on supplemental oxygen with all of them being in the General wards. No patient is in the High Dependency Units (HDU).

Vaccination: As of 17th October, a total of 4,520,753 vaccines had so far been administered across the country. Of these, 3,303,782 were partially vaccinated while those fully vaccinated were 1,216,971.

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