Kenya reports 644 new COVID-19 infections

File Photo: A doctor dressed in personal protective equipment (PPE) prepares a swab to test a patient for Covid-19 at the Aga Khan University Hospital in Nairobi, Kenya. Photographer: Patrick Meinhardt/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Kenya’s health ministry on Thursday confirmed 644 new cases of COVID-19 from 6,811 samples tested in the last 24 hours, bringing the number of confirmed positive infections to 90,305.

The Ministry of Health also announced 1,060 patients recovered from the virus with 910 on the home-based care program while 150 were discharged from various hospitals bringing the total number of recoveries to 71,254.

The ministry also stated that there are 55 patients are in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), 27 of whom are on ventilatory support, and 27 on supplemental oxygen while seven are in the High Dependency Unit (HDU).

Another 53 patients are separately on supplementary oxygen out of whom, 46 are in the general wards.

A total of 994 are admitted in various health facilities across the country while 7,844 are on Home Based Isolation and Care.

The death toll from the virus has also risen to 1,568 after 16 more patients succumbed to the virus.