Tuesday, September 28, 2021

COVID-19: Kenya records 467 new cases and 15 deaths

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The Ministry of Health in Kenya has on Sunday confirmed 467 new cases of COVID-19 from 5,217 samples tested which represents a positivity rate of 9%.

The new cases now push the cumulative number of cases and samples in the country to 203,680 and 2,137,572.

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“467 people have tested positive for the disease, from a sample size of 5,217 tested in the last 24 hours. The positivity rate is now 9.0%. Total confirmed positive cases are now 203,680 and cumulative tests so far conducted are 2,137,572.” Said Ministry of Health.

County distribution; Nairobi 216, Kiambu 49, Mombasa 43, Murang’a 19, Machakos 17, Kilifi 16, Nakuru 16, Kitui 16, Kirinyaga 14, Kajiado 10, Nyeri 9, Busia 5, Kericho 5, Taita Taveta 5, Kakamega 4, Uasin Gishu 4, Homa Bay 3, Makueni 3, 3, Embu 2, Garissa 2, Meru 1, Narok 1, Siaya 1, Turkana 1, Baringo 1 and Bungoma 1.

At the same time, 195 patients recovered from the virus with 125 of them coming from home-based care and 70 from various health facilities in the country. Cumulative recoveries now stand at 189,131.

“195 patients have recovered from the disease with 125 from the Home-Based Isolation & Care Program while 70 are from various health facilities. Total recoveries are now 189,131; 150,677 are from the Home Based Care & Isolation program, & 38,454 are from various health facilities.” Said Ministry of Health.

Unfortunately, 15 patients succumbed to the disease pushing the cumulative number of deaths in the country to 3,946.

“15 patients have succumbed to the disease, all of them being late deaths reported after conducting facility record audits on diverse dates in the months of May and July 2021. This now pushes the cumulative fatalities to 3,946.

1,475 patients are currently admitted in various health facilities countrywide, while 3,987 are under the Home-Based Isolation and Care program.  186 patients are in the ICU, 46 of whom are on ventilatory support and 84 on supplemental oxygen. 56 patients are under observation.

445 patients are separately on supplemental oxygen with 399 of them in general wards and 46 in High Dependency Units (HDU).” Said Ministry of Health.

Berryl Achieng
Kenyan news interests me a lot but I also keep tabs on other news making headlines in Africa and around the world.

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