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Kenya records 55 new cases of Covid-19

The youngest is a two-year-old child while the oldest is 88 years old.

In Summary

• The Health Ministry said in a statement said 45 of the newly infected individuals are Kenyans while 10 are foreigners.

• No patient is in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), none is on supplemental oxygen and no patient is in the High Dependency Unit (HDU).

Health CS Mutahi Kagwe issues a statement on the Covid-19 sitaution in the country.
Health CS Mutahi Kagwe issues a statement on the Covid-19 sitaution in the country.
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Kenya on Sunday recorded 55 new Covid-19 cases from a sample size of 1,934 tested in the last 24 hours.

The positivity rate stands at 2.8 per cent.

The Ministry of Health said in a statement that 45 of the newly infected individuals are Kenyans while 10 are foreigners.

It said 36 of them are males while 19 are females.

The youngest is a two-year-old child while the oldest is 88 years old.

Nairobi accounted for 39 of the new cases, Uasin Gishu six, Murang’a four, Busia two, Mombasa two, Kiambu and Kisumu one case each.

Kenya's total confirmed positive cases are now 337,297 and cumulative tests so far conducted are 3,809,076.

Health CS Mutahi Kagwe said 153 patients have recovered from the disease, 152 from the Home Based and Isolation Care Program while one is from a health facility countrywide.

"This pushes the total recoveries to 330,777 of whom 277,249 are from the Home-Based Care and3Isolation program, while 53,528 are from various health facilities countrywide. ," he said in the statement.

No patient succumbed to the disease meaning the cumulative fatalities remain at 5,670.

There are 53 patients currently admitted in various health facilities while 797 are under the Home-Based Isolation and Care program. 

No patient is in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), none is on supplemental oxygen and no patient is in the High Dependency Unit (HDU).

So far, Kenya has administered 19,399,459 vaccines.

The government is working towards vaccinating 27,246,033 people.


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