The Ministry of Health in Kenya has on Wednesday confirmed 1,006 new COVID-19 cases from a sample size of 5,584 tested in the last 24 hours.
The new cases which represent a positivity rate of 18% represent 966 Kenyans and 40 foreigners. The cumulative number of cases and samples now stands at 199,941 and 2,109,581 respectively.
“1,006 people have tested positive for the disease, from a sample size of 5,584 tested in the last 24 hours. The positivity rate is now 18.0%. Total confirmed positive cases are now 199,941 and cumulative tests so far conducted are 2,109,581.” Said Ministry of Health.
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In the same 24 hours, 261 patients have recovered from the disease 228 of them coming from various health facilities across the country and 33 from home-based care programs. The cumulative number of recoveries stands at 187,824.
Unfortunately, 13 people have succumbed to the virus with all deaths being late reports after conducting a facility audit in the month of July 2021. Cumulative deaths now stand at 3,895.