Kenya reports 494 new COVID-19 cases, with a positivity rate of 7.7%

Kenya has reported 494 new COVID-19 cases, from a sample size of 6,428 and with a positivity rate of 7.7 percent, denoting a slight drop from 9.1 percent reported on Wednesday.

Kenya’s total confirmed cases now stand at 166,876 with 1,763,274 cumulative tests

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

Two of the fatalities occurred in the last 24 hours, while three are late deaths reported after conducting facility record audits in the last one month.

Kenya’s death toll now stands at 3,040.

Fifty patients have recovered, raising total recoveries to 114,285.

Data from the National Emergency Response Committee (NERC), further shows that 1,085 patients are currently admitted in various health facilities countrywide, with 109 patients in the Intensive Care Units (ICU).

86 patients are separately on supplemental oxygen with 81 of them in general wards and five in High Dependency Units.

In terms of vaccination, 948,980 persons have so far been vaccinated against COVID-19 countrywide. 

“Of these 288,146 are aged 58 years and above, Health workers 163,490, Teachers 149,018, Security Officers 80,153 while Others are 268,173,”read the statement.

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