1,027 Patients Test Positive as 20 Die

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KMPDC Chair Dr Eva Njenga with Health CS Mutahi Kagwe and PS Susan Mochache on February 10, 2021.
  • 1,027 individuals have tested positive for Covid-19 in the last 24 hours out of a sample size of 7,184. The positivity rate now stands at 14.3 percent.

    The total number of confirmed positive Covid-19 cases in Kenya now stands at 151,287. The cumulative tests that have been conducted so far now stand at 1,599,668.

    Of the cases announced today, 1,009 are Kenyans while 18 are foreigners. 600 are male and 427 are female. The youngest is a two-year-old baby while the oldest is 110 years.

    KMPDC Chair Dr Eva Njenga with Health CS Mutahi Kagwe and PS Susan Mochache on February 10, 2021.
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    Unfortunately, 20 deaths have been reported in the last 24 hours pushing the cumulative fatalities to 2,463.

    8 of the deaths occurred on diverse dates within the last one month while 12 are late deaths reported after conducting facility record audits.

    At the same time, 332 patients have recovered, 267 of those are from the Home-Based and Isolation Care, while 115 are from various health facilities. 

    The total number of recoveries now stands at 101,362. Of this, 73598 are from home based care and isolation while 27,764 are from various health facilities.

    A total of 1,65 patients are currently admitted to various health facilities countrywide, while 5,798 patients are on Home Based Isolation and Care.

    264 patients are in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), 55 of whom are on ventilatory support and 161 on supplemental oxygen. 48 patients are on observation.

    Experts advise that opening of windows to allow for ventilation curbs the spread of Covid-19.

    “People are much more likely to become infected in a room with windows that can’t be opened or lacking any ventilation system,” they stated.

    AN ICU bed at a health facility in Kenya.
    An ICU bed at a health facility in Kenya.
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  • Source: KENYAGIST.COM

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