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COVID-19: KENYA Records 801 New Cases, Positivity Rate Continues Rising, At 13.7pc

Kenya’s Ministry of Health announced Thursday, July 22, 2021, 801 new cases of Covid-19 from a sample size of 5,850 tested in 24 hours. This represents a positivity rate of 13.7 percent.

The new cases bring the total number of positive cases in the country to 195,111 while the cumulative tests done in the country stands at 2,074,610.

The Ministry on a positive note announced 481 cases of recoveries out of which 322 were from home-based isolation and care while 159 were treated in various hospitals in the country.

This brings the total number of recoveries to 184,461 out of which 147,158 are from home-based care and isolation programs while 37,303 are from various health facilities.

Sadly, 15 more deaths from the pandemic were reported, all recorded after conducting facility record audits in April, June, and July 2021.

The total number of deaths now shoots to 3,826.

According to the Ministry, a total of 1,248 patients are currently admitted to various health facilities countrywide while 3,862 are under home-based isolation and care.

135 patients are in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), 38 of whom are on ventilatory support and 70 on supplemental oxygen. 27 are under observation.

356 patients are separately on supplemental oxygen with 320 of them in general wards and 36 in High Dependency Units (HDU).

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