Covid-19 Update: 1,437 test positive as positivity rate stands at 15.7%

Friday, August 13th, 2021 23:16 |
Health CS Mutahi Kagwe with Kemsa acting CEO Edward Njoroge when he appeared before PIC during the ongoing investigation into utilisation of Covid-19 funds by KEMSA. Photo/PD/SAMUEL KARIUKI

The Ministry of Health (MOH) has announced that 1,437 people tested positive of Covid-19 out 10,764 tested samples.

According to MOH, Kenya reported 29 new COVID-19 deaths which were obtained from data filed on diverse dates in April, May, June and July.

In his statement to newsrooms on Friday, August 13, Health CS Mutahi Kagwe noted that the country’s recovery rate rose to 201,054 after 1,056 patients recovered from the disease including 963 who were cleared from the home-based isolation and care program.

Kagwe further stated that 1,938 patients are admitted in healthcare facilities countrywide including 136 who were under the Intensive Care Unit and 649 who were on supplementary oxygen.

Another 649 patients were on supplemental oxygen with 607 of them in general wards and 42 in High Dependency Units (HDU).

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