16 deaths reported as Covid-19 cases soar to 170647

Health CS Mutahi Kagwe

Kenya has recorded 162 new cases of Covid-19 infection after conducting 3452 tests over the last 24 hours.

Within the same period, 643 patients recovered from the virus.

406 of the recoveries came from the Home Based & Isolation Care while 237 were discharged from various health facilities across the country.

Total recoveries now stand at 116,776 of whom 84,832 are from Home Based Care & Isolation, while 31,944 are from various health facilities.

16 patients die, 643 recover while

93 are currently admitted in ICU with Kenya’s positivity rate standing at 4.7 percent.

According to the Ministry of Health 1,225 patients are currently admitted in various health facilities, while 4,724 patients are on Home Based Isolation and Care.  93 patients are in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), 20 of whom are on ventilatory support and 56 on supplemental oxygen.

17 patients are on observation.

85 patients are separately on supplemental oxygen with 79 of them in general wards and 6 in High Dependency Units (HDU).

On a sad note, 16 people from reports of facility audit records conducted on diverse dates in April and May are reported to have succumbed to the disease. This now pushes the cumulative fatalities to 3,157.

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