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Kenya reports 376 new COVID-19, with a positivity rate of 9.1%

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Kenya has reported 376 new COVID-19 cases, from a sample size of 4,153 and with a positivity rate of 9.1 percent.

Kenya’s total confirmed cases now stand at 166,382 with 1,756,846 cumulative tests

In a statement, Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe further reported 14 more COVID-19 related deaths.

“7 of them having occurred on diverse dates within the last one month while seven are late deaths reported after conducting facility record audits in the last one month. This now pushes the cumulative fatalities to 3, 035,” said CS Kagwe.

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318 patients have recovered, raising total recoveries to 117,235.

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Official data shows that 1,074 patients are currently admitted in various health facilities countrywide, with 107 patients in the Intensive Care Units (ICU).

93 patients are separately on supplemental oxygen with 89 of them in general wards and 4 in High Dependency Units.

In terms of vaccination, 945,597 persons have so far been vaccinated against COVID-19 countrywide. 

“Of these 287,215 are aged 58 years and above, Health workers 163,167, Teachers 148,353, Security Officers 79,948 while Others are 266,914,”read the statement.

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Ken Aseka is a hands-on broadcast journalist with genuine interest, skills and competencies in news sourcing, packaging, and dissemination. As a seasoned journalist, Aseka has previously worked with leading media houses in Kenya as a news editor, writer and reporter. He is currently a news editor at Metropol TV.

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