Kenya’s coronavirus death toll rose on Tuesday to 1,837 after the Ministry of Health reported that 10 more patients had succumbed to the disease.
According to the Ministry, 194 people tested positive for the virus out of a sample size of 3,935 analysed, representing a 4.9pc positivity rate, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 104,500.
This brings the number of cumulative tests conducted to 1,271,281.
Of the new cases, 146 are Kenyans while 48 are foreigners with 108 being males and 86 females.
The youngest is a six-year-old child while the oldest is 95.
39 patients have been given a clean bill of health bringing the total recoveries to 85,665.
“39 patients have recovered from the disease, 36 from various health facilities while 3 are from the Home-Based and Isolation Care. Unfortunately, 10 patients have succumbed to the disease pushing our cumulative fatalities to 1,837. Our sincere condolences to the families and friends of those who have lost their loved ones” announced Health CS Mutahi Kagwe in a statement.
344 patients are currently admitted to various health facilities countrywide, while 1,283 patients are on Home Based Isolation and Care.
55 patients are in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), 26 of whom are on ventilatory support and 23 on supplemental oxygen. Six others are on observation.
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