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24 Succumb as Kenya’s Covid-19 Cases Rise to 204,271



Kenya on Monday, 2nd August, confirmed 591 new Covid-19 cases, raising the national tally to 204,271.

In a press statement, Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe said the cases were detected from 4,737 samples tested in the last 24 hours, raising the total to 2,142,309. The country’s positivity rate is at 12.5 per cent.

Of the new cases, 575 are Kenyans while 16 are foreigners with 316 being males and 275 females. The youngest is a 10-month-old infant while the oldest is 87.

Kagwe confirmed that 561 patients have recovered from the disease, 469 from the Home-Based Isolation and Care program while 92 are from various health facilities. The total number of recoveries now stands at 189,69.

The Covid-19 death toll rose to 3,970 after 24 more patients succumbed.

There are 1,483 patients currently admitted in various health facilities countrywide, while 4,021 are under the Home-Based Isolation and Care program.

Some189 patients are in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) 45 of whom are on ventilatory support, 93 on supplemental oxygen and 51 patients are under observation.

Another 461 patients are separately on supplemental oxygen with 419 of them in general wards and 42 in High Dependency Units (HDU).

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