Wednesday, July 28, 2021

COVID-19: Kenya records 503 new cases and 11 deaths

The Ministry of Health has on Wednesday recorded 503 new COVID-19 cases from 4,060 samples tested in the last 24 hours in Kenya.

The new cases which represent a positivity rate of 12.4% push the cumulative number of positive cases in the country to 194,310 and samples 2,068,760.

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“503 people have tested positive for the disease, from a sample size of 4,060 tested in the last 24 hours. The positivity rate is now 12.4%. Total confirmed positive cases are now 194,310 and cumulative tests so far conducted are 2,068,760.” Said Ministry of Health.

County distribution of the cases is as follows; Nairobi 334, Kilifi 84, Nakuru 21, Kiambu 20, Kajiado 6, Machakos 5, Murang’a 5, Siaya 4, Taita Taveta 4, Garissa, Nyeri, Turkana and Uasin Gishu 3 cases each, Mombasa 2, Bungoma, Homabay, Nyandarua, Kisumu, Kericho and Makueni 1 case each.

In the same 24 hours, 769 patients have recovered from the virus pushing the cumulative number of recoveries in the country to 183,980. Out of the recoveries 523 of them are from home-based care and 246 from various health facilities across the country.

“769 patients have recovered from Covid-19 with 523 are from the Home-Based Isolation & Care program & 246 are from various health facilities. Total recoveries now stand at 183,980 ; 146,836 from the Home Based Care & Isolation program, & 37,144 are from various health facilities.” Said Ministry of Health.

Unfortunately, 11 patients have succumbed to the virus pushing the number of fatalities in the country to 3,811.

“11 patients have succumbed to the disease all of them being late deaths reported after conducting facility record audits in the months of April, May and July 2021. This now pushes the cumulative fatalities to 3,811.

1,253 patients are currently admitted in various health facilities countrywide, while 3,966 are under the Home-Based Isolation and Care program.  140 patients are in the ICU, 35 of whom are on ventilatory support and 78 on supplemental oxygen. 27 patients are under observation.

288 patients are separately on supplemental oxygen with 255 of them in general wards and 33 in High Dependency Units.” Said Ministry of Health.

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