Kenya has on Thursday recorded 801 new cases of COVID-19 from a sample size of 5,850 tested in the last 24 hours as confirmed by the Ministry of Health.
The new cases which represent a positivity rate of 13.7% now push the cumulative number of cases and samples in the country to 195,111 and 2,074,610 respectively.
“801 people have tested positive for the disease, from a sample size of 5,850 tested in the last 24 hours. The positivity rate is now 13.7%. Total confirmed positive cases are now 195,111 and cumulative tests so far conducted are 2,074,610.” Said Ministry of Health.
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Distribution of the new cases by counties is as follows; Nairobi 319, Mombasa 77, Kilifi 71, Nakuru 60, Uasin Gishu 45, Kiambu 36, Makueni 28, Machakos 17, Siaya 12, Kajiado 11, Nyandarua 11, Kericho 11, Homa Bay 10, Nyeri 9, Taita Taveta 9, Murang’a 9, Kisumu 9, Kirinyaga 8, Embu 5, Laikipia 5, Lamu 5, Garissa 5, Bungoma 4, Kwale 4, Turkana 4, Migori 3, Nandi 3, Nyamira 3, Kisii 2, Kitui 2, Narok 1, Baringo 1, Bomet 1 and Marsabit 1.
At the same time, 293 patients have recovered from the virus out of whom 322 are from home-based care and 159 from various health facilities across the country. Cumulative number of recoveries now stand at 184,461.
“293 patients have recovered with 322 are from the Home-Based Isolation & Care Program while 159 from various health facilities. Total recoveries now stand at 184,461; 147,158 are from the Home Based Care & Isolation program, while 37,303 are from various health facilities.” Said Ministry of Health.
Unfortunately,15 patients have succumbed to the disease pushing the cumulative number of deaths in the country to 3,826.
“15 patients have succumbed to the disease all of them being late deaths reported after conducting facility record audits in the months of April, June and July 2021. This now pushes the cumulative fatalities to 3,826.
1,248 patients are currently admitted in various health facilities, while 3,862 are under the Home-Based Isolation and Care program. 135 patients are in the ICU,38 of whom are on ventilatory support and 70 on supplemental oxygen. 27 patients are under observation.
356 patients are separately on supplemental oxygen with 320 of them in general wards and 36 in High Dependency Units (HDU).” Said Ministry of Health.