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21 Deaths Reported as Covid-19 Cases Rise to 244,826



The Ministry of Health on Wednesday, 15th September, announced 446 new Covid-19 cases, raising the country’s caseload to 244,826.

In a press statement issued in Nairobi, Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe said that the latest figure had been derived from 6,406 samples tested in the last 24 hours. This brings to 2,470,865 the cumulative number of Covid-19 tests. The country’s positivity rate is at 7.0 per cent.

Of the cases, 435 are Kenyans while 11 are foreigners, with 227 being females and 219 males. The youngest is a two-week-old infant, while the oldest is 101.

Some 459 patients have recovered from the disease, 331 from home-based and isolation care, while 128 are from various health facilities. The total number of recoveries now stands at 235,196.

Kenya reported six new deaths pushing the death toll to 4,949.

Kagwe said that 1,525 patients had been admitted to various hospitals across the country while 3,341 patients are on the home-based care programme.

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