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Covid-19 Caseload Hits 251,803 as 134 Test Positive

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The number of Covid-19 cases in Kenya surged to 251,803 after 134 people tested positive from a sample size of 6,047 tested in the last 24 hours.

This brings to 2,630,712, the cumulative number of samples tested so far. The country’s positivity rate stands at 2.2 per cent.

In a statement issued on Friday, 15th October, Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe announced that from the new cases 128 are Kenyans while six are foreigners. In terms of gender, 70 are males and 64 are females. The youngest is a three-year-old baby, while the oldest is 89.

Kagwe said that 143 patients have recovered from the disease, 93 are from the Home-Based Isolation and Care Program while 49 are from various health facilities. The total number of recoveries now stands at 245,077.

Some eight more patients have succumbed to the disease bringing the fatality to 5,210.

Kagwe said that 143 patients have recovered from the disease, 93 are from the Home-Based Isolation and Care Program while 49 are from various health facilities. The total number of recoveries now stands at 245,077.

Some eight more patients have succumbed to the disease bringing the fatality to 5,210.

There are 612 patients currently admitted in various health facilities, while 1,608 are under the Home-Based Isolation and Care program.

At the same time, 31 patients are in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), 15 of whom are on ventilatory support, 16 on supplemental oxygen.No patient is under observation.

Another 202 patients are separately on supplemental oxygen with 197 of them in general wards and five in High Dependency Units (HDU).

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