COVID-19 UPDATE

Kenya records 1,091 new virus cases, total at 149,219

261 patients in ICU.

In Summary

•Aman said that there are 1,603 patients currently admitted in various hospitals across the country. Another, 5,567 patients are on the home-based care programme.

•A total of 261 patients are in ICU, out of which 44 are on ventilatory support.

Health CAS Rashid Aman during the daily Covid-19 briefing on May 7, 2020.
Health CAS Rashid Aman during the daily Covid-19 briefing on May 7, 2020.
Image: MERCY MUMO

Kenya on Thursday recorded 1,091 new cases of Covid-19, bringing the country's case load to 149,219, Health CAS Rashid Aman has said.

The CAS in a statement confirmed that this was from a sample size of 5,958 recording a positivity rate of 18.3 per cent.

1,060 of the positive cases are Kenyans while 31 are foreigners. 619 are male while 472 are female.

The cumulative tests stand at 1,584,731.

Aman said that there are 1,603 patients currently admitted in various hospitals across the country. Another, 5,567 patients are on the home-based care programme.

A total of 261 patients are in ICU, out of which 44 are on ventilatory support.

Also, 264 patients are separately on supplementary oxygen, out of which 250 are in general wards and 14 in the HDU.

The CAS said 616,166 people have been vaccinated with the AstraZeneca vaccine.

132,537 are healthcare workers, 92,246teachers and 345,524 are the general public.