23 people succumb to Covid as 583 test positive in Kenya

23 people succumb to Covid as 583 test positive in Kenya

BY JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,22ND,JUNE,2021-The Ministry of Health has reported 583 new cases of coronavirus from a sample size of 6,686 tested in the last 24 hours.

Health CS Mutrahi Kagwe said on Tuesday in a statement that the positivity rate stands at 8.7 per cent from the latest cases.

Twenty-three patients have succumbed to the disease, all of them being late deaths reported after conducting facility audit records in the month of June.

The cumulative fatalities now stand at 3,484.

From the cases, 561 are Kenyans while 22 are foreigners, 316 are males and 267 females.

The youngest is a five-month-old baby while the oldest is 101 years.

Total confirmed positive cases are now 179,876 and cumulative tests so far conducted are 1,913,782.

The CS said that 85 patients have recovered from the disease, 60 from the Home-Based and Isolation Care program while 25 are from various health facilities countrywide.

The total recoveries now stand at 123,050 of whom 89,192 are from the Home Based Care and Isolation program, while 33,858 are from various health facilities.

A total of 1,098 patients are currently admitted to various health facilities countrywide, while 5,669 patients are under Home Based Isolation and Care.

Kagwe added that 273 patients are in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), 204 of whom are on ventilatory support and 51 on supplemental oxygen. 18 patients are under observation.

Another 123 patients are separately on supplemental oxygen with 113 of them in general wards and 10 in High Dependency Units (HDU).

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