Kenya’s Covid-19 fatalities have another all-time high for the second day in a row after 26 people succumbed to the virus.
This brings the total fatalities to 1,180.
Health CS Mutahi Kagwe on Wednesday confirmed that 1,216 new cases of the virus were reported from a sample size of 6,816.
This is a positivity rate of 17.8 per cent.
This brings the number of cases in the country to 65,804 since March, while the cumulative tests stand at 760,775.
Kagwe said that there are 1,289 patients currently admitted in various hospitals across the country.
Another, 5,960 patients are in the home-based care programme.
A total of 57 patients are in ICU, out of which 18 are on ventilatory support.
Also, 86 patients are separately on supplementary oxygen, out of which 68 are in general wards and 18 in the HDU.
At least 2,148 healthcare workers have contracted the virus since it’s index case in Kenya. Out of this, 1,087 are males and 1,061 are female workers.
Twenty-three healthcare workers have lost their lives since the pandemic struck.
From the new cases reported on Wednesday, 1,174 are Kenyans while 42 are foreigners.