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Kenya accounts for 1.9 percent of Covid-19 infections

Ministry of Health Kenya, Mutai Kagwe /PHOTO CREDIT; TWITTER

Kenya has recorded 80 new Covid-19 cases after testing 4,188 samples in the past 24 hours, with the prevalence rate of the disease in the country at 1.9 percent.

The total number of certified visas in the country to date is 253,018 from the total number of 2,691,330 cases assessed since March 2020.
Of that new number, 77 are Kenyan nationals while three are foreign nationals. 40 people are men while 40 are women where the youngest victim is a one-year-old child and the oldest is 79 years old.
64 people have recovered from the virus in the country, 51 from home care programs and 13 were allowed to leave various health facilities across the country. The total number of survivors of the virus in the country is now 246,569 of which 199,172 are from home care programs and 47,397 are from various health facilities.
However four more patients have died as a result of the Covid-19 edge in the country during that period. The total number of deaths due to Covid-19 in the country so far is 5,270.
A total of 467 patients have been admitted to various health facilities and another 1,278 are being cared for at home.
According to health minister Mutahi Kagwe, 24 patients have been admitted to the intensive care unit ICU, 12 of them are on respiratory aids and 12 are receiving extra oxygen.
To date a total of 5,153, 667 people have been vaccinated against Covid-19 in the country. Of that number, 3,608,290 people have received the first vaccine while 1,545,377 people have been fully vaccinated.