COVID-19 UPDATE

Kenya's Covid positivity rate at 9.3% after 452 new cases

The country's fatalities have risen to 3,718 after two more deaths were recorded.

In Summary

• The CS said 1,530,551 vaccines have so far been administered countrywide.

• Kagwe said that there are 1,151 patients currently admitted to various hospitals across the country. Another, 4,241 patients are on the home-based care programme.

Vial that contain Viral transport media liquid that keeps the virus alive until it is tested in the laboratory at Beafra Medical Center on May 15, 2020.
Vial that contain Viral transport media liquid that keeps the virus alive until it is tested in the laboratory at Beafra Medical Center on May 15, 2020.
Image: FILE

Kenya on Friday recorded 452 new cases of Covid-19, bringing the country's caseload to 187,977, Health CS Mutahi Kagwe has said.

The CS in a statement confirmed that this was from a sample size of 4,876 representing a positivity rate of 9.3 per cent.

The cumulative tests now stand at 2,006,662.

The country's fatalities have risen to 3,718 after another two patients succumbed to the disease.

Kagwe said that there are 1,151 patients currently admitted to various hospitals across the country. Another, 4,241 patients are on the home-based care programme.

A total of 128 patients are in ICU, out of which 40 are on ventilatory support.

Also, 201 patients are separately on supplementary oxygen, out of which 174 are in general wards and 27 in the HDU.

Meanwhile, 1,327 patients have recovered from the disease out of which 1,272 were from the Homebased care program while 55 were discharged from various health facilities.

Kenya's recoveries now stand at 177,783.

The CS said 1,530,551 vaccines have so far been administered countrywide.