COVID-19 updates: 589 more test positive

By , K24 Digital
On Wed, 9 Jun, 2021 18:22 | < 1 min read
Cholera outbreak. CS Mutahi Kagwe speaks
Health CS Mutahi Kagwe. PHOTO/Courtesy

In the last 24 hours, Kenya recorded 589 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the country's case load to 173,661.

The cases were from a sample size of 4,995 bringing the country's positivity rate to 11.8 per cent.

Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe confirmed the total number of tests done now stands at 1,845,884.

19 more patients succumbed to the virus with the total fatalities rising to 3,345.

In the meantime, 312 patients have recovered from the disease, and the country's recoveries now stands at 118,933.

A total of 994 patients are currently admitted in various health care facilities countrywide while 5,049 patients are under the home care and isolation programme.

114 patients are in ICU, 29 of whom are on ventilator support and 95 are on supplementary oxygen.

Kagwe noted that a total of 1,030,445 Kenyans have been vaccinated countrywide.

Out of this, 50,490 people have received their second doses of the vaccine.