Health CAS Mercy Mwangangi on Wednesday, March 24, announced that 1,540 individuals had tested positive for Covid-19, out of a sample size of 9,348 tested in the last 24 hours with the positivity rate rising to 22.1 percent.
The total number of confirmed positive Covid-19 cases now stand at 124,707.
From the cases, 1,446 are Kenyans, 94 are foreigners while 829 are male and 711 are female. The youngest is a six month old baby while the oldest has 110 years.Health CS Mutahi Kagwe (centre) receiving the first batch of Covid-19 vaccine on Tuesday, March 2, 2021.
Unfortunately, Mwangangi announced that 18 patients succumbed to the disease. Out of this, 1 has occurred in the last 24 hours, while 17 are late death records from facility record audits that occurred on diverse dates.
This brings the cumulative fatality to 2,066.
184 patients have recovered from the disease in the last 24 hours. 95 from the home-based isolation care while 89 are from various health facilities. Total recoveries now stand at 90,770.
1073 patients are admitted in various health facilities whereas 3,315 are in home based care isolation.
On the other hand, 141 are in the Intensive Care Unit, 34 are on ventilatory support, 99 on supplementary oxygen and 8 are on observation.
Another 60 patients are on supplementary oxygen while 43 of them are in general wards and 12 in the High Dependency Unit.
The CAS urged Kenyans to adhere to the measures issued by the government to protect themselves including; washing hands, maintaining social distance and wearing masks.
"We have seen people exercising laxity when it comes to this Covid-19 adherence measures and it is really disheartening because if you are standing here as we are, then you would be seeing the true pictures of what is happening in our hospitals to the point where people are missing beds in ICU," she stated.Health CAS Mercy Mwangangi addressing the media on the state of Covid-19 in Kenya. May 25, 2020.fatal death
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