Kenya records 210 COVID-19 recoveries and 25 deaths

Kenya has today recorded 210 Covid-19 recoveries.

110 are from the home care program and 100 from various health facilities. The total recoveries now stand at 90,586

However, in today’s update, Health CAS Rashid Aman said 1,127 people tested positive out of a sample size of 5,393 tested in the last 24 hours.

The total confirmed positive cases now stand at 123,167.

According to the CAS, 38 from the patients are foreigners, 590 are male and 527 are female. The oldest patient is a 97 year old and the youngest is an eight month old baby.

3,224 people are on Home Based Isolation and Care while 1,090 people have been admitted in various hospitals.

According to the brief, 135 are in the ICU with 34 on ventilator support, eight are under observation and 98 are on supplemental oxygen.

Case load in each county

Nairobi is leading with the number of cases having recorded 575, followed by 99 from Nakuru, 92 from Kiambu, 66 from Machakos, kisumu 47, Uasin Gishu 45, Nyeri 32, and Mombasa 25.

Other counties that have recorded new Covid-19 cases today include; Kirinyaga 18, Nyandarua 14, Kitui 14, Kajiado 12, Turkana 11, Taita Taveta 10, Kericho 10, Meru 9, Kilifi 9, Kakamega 7, Trans Nzoia 7, Nandi 6, Siaya 4, Muranga 3, Elgeyo Marakwet 2, Homabay 2, West Pokot 2, and Embu, Garissa, Laikipia, and Kwale Vihiga

25 patients have succumbed to the virus.

Health facilities that overcharge

Meanwhile, Aman has criticized health facilities that are overcharging Kenyans for the health services.

He says it is the responsibility of medical facilities and healthcare workers in both public and private sectors to save lives, and not be money-minded.

Regarding the ongoing Covid-19 vaccination drive, Chairman of the Covid-19 taskforce for vaccine deployment Willis Akhwale, said that the country’s digital platform known as Chanjo Kenya, is being tested this week to allow Kenyans self register for the vaccination.

He also said that 8,000 people were vaccinated on Monday.

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