Kenya records 1,488 new virus cases, four deaths

Kenya records 1,488 new virus cases, four deaths

BY JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,17TH AUG,2021-Kenya on Tuesday recorded 1,488 new cases of Covid-19, bringing the country’s case load to 222,894, Health CS Mutahi Kagwe has said.

The CS in a statement confirmed that this was from a sample size of 9,773 recording a positivity rate of 15.2  per cent.

The cumulative tests stand at 2,268,923.

The country’s fatalities have risen to 4,354 after another four patients succumbed to the disease on diverse dates.

Kagwe said that there are 1,970 patients currently admitted in various hospitals across the country. Another, 8,408 patients are on the home-based care programme.

A total of 147 patients are in ICU, out of which 74 are on ventilatory support.

Also, 781 patients are separately on supplementary oxygen, out of which 724 are in general wards and 57 in the HDU.

Meanwhile, 1,8814 patients have recovered from the disease out of which 1,576 were from the Homebased care program while 238 were discharged from various health facilities.

Kenya’s recoveries now stand at 205,912.

The CS said a total of 2,101,403 vaccines have so far been administered countrywide

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