The Ministry of Health has confirmed 17 new Covid-19 cases, raising the national tally to 253,310.
In a press statement issued on Sunday, 31st October Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe said the cases were detected from 3,014 samples tested in the last 24 hours bringing the total to 2,704,816. The country’s positivity rate is at 0.6 per cent.
Of the cases, 16 are Kenyans and one foreigner with nine males and eight females. The youngest is a one-year-old infant and the oldest is 95 years.
Some 64 patients have recovered from the disease, 61 from the Home-Based Isolation and Care program while three were discharged from various health facilities countrywide. The total number of recoveries now stands at 246,829.
The Covid-19 death toll rose to 5,281 after five more patients succumbed.
There are 478 patients currently admitted to various health facilities countrywide, while 1,203 are under the Home-Based Isolation and Care program.
At the same time, 25 patients are in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), 13 of whom are on ventilatory support and 12 on supplemental oxygen. No patient is under observation.
Another 153 patients are separately on supplemental oxygen with 151 of them in general wards and two in High Dependency Units (HDU).