Kenya records 63 new COVID-19 cases
Minister for Health in Kenya, Mr Mutahi Kagwe. /Ministry of Health Kenya

Minister for Health in Kenya, Mr Mutahi Kagwe. /Ministry of Health Kenya

Kenya's ministry of health on Monday confirmed 63 new cases of COVID-19 from 2,134 samples tested, bringing the number of confirmed positive infections to 98,334.

According to the ministry, 93 percent of the new confirmed cases are asymptomatic.

The number of samples tested for the diseases had risen to 1,094,278, according to the ministry of health.

Kenya has over the past month seen a drop in positive COVID-19 results, but the government says it will keep enforcing the current restrictive measures aimed at curbing further spread.

New data shows that 226 patients recovered from the virus bringing the total number of recoveries to 81,101.

Currently, there are 687 patients admitted to various health facilities across the country while 2,190 are on home-based isolation and care.

31 patients are in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), 20 of whom are on ventilatory support and 10 on supplemental oxygen. One is on observation, the ministry said.

Another 11 patients are separately on supplementary oxygen all of whom are in general wards. No patient is in the High Dependency Unit.

The ministry stated the death toll from the virus had also risen to 1,713 after three more patients succumbed to the virus.

(With input from Ministry of Health-Kenya)

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