The Covid-19 positivity rate in Kenya now stands at an alarming 16.3 per cent, according to the latest data released by the Ministry of Health.

The data released by MOH showed that 943 people had tested positive for the Coronavirus on Thursday from a sample size of 5,787 tested in the last 24 hours.

This comes in the wake of the detection of the Omicron variant of the virus in the country.

Total confirmed positive cases now stand at 258,557 and cumulative tests so far conducted are 2,908,081.

So far, 145 patients have recovered, 111 from the Home-Based Isolation and Care program while 34 are from various health facilities.

That brings the total recoveries to 249,154 of whom 201,073 are from the Home-Based Care and Isolation program, while 48,081 are from various health facilities.

A total of 177 patients are currently admitted in various health facilities countrywide, while 1,986 are under the Home-Based Isolation and Care program.

Nine patients are in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), 3 of them on ventilatory support while 6 are on supplemental oxygen.

41 patients are on supplemental oxygen and 40 of them are in the general wards. One patient is in the High Dependency Unit (HDU).

However, no death was reported on Thursday leaving the cumulative fatalities at 5,350.