Kenya records 1,354 new virus cases 400 recoveries

Kenya records 1,354 new virus cases 400 recoveries

BY JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,2ND JAN,2022-Kenya on Sunday recorded 1,354 new cases of Covid-19, bringing the country’s case load to 298,509, Health CS Mutahi Kagwe has said.

The CS in a press briefing confirmed that this was from a sample size of 5,331 recording a positivity rate of 25.4 per cent.

The cumulative tests stand at 3,042,313.

The country’s fatalities have risen to 5,384 after another three patients succumbed to the disease.

Kagwe said that there are 1,029 patients currently admitted in various health facilities countrywide, while 23,667 are under the Home-Based Isolation and Care program.

Some 53 patients are in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), 21 of them on ventilatory support while 26 are on supplemental oxygen. 6 patients are under observation.

Another 271 patients are on supplemental oxygen and 248 of them are in the general wards. 23 patients are in the High Dependency Unit (HDU).

Meanwhile, 400 patients have recovered from the disease, 216 from the Home-Based Isolation and Care program while 184 are from various health facilities countrywide.

Total recoveries now stand at254,115 of whom 204,806 are from the Home-Based Care and Isolation program, while 49,309 are from various health facilities countrywide.

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