Kenya through the Ministry of Health has on Wednesday confirmed 142 new cases of COVID-19 from 2,650 samples tested in the last 24 hours.
The new cases which represent a positivity rate of 5.4% now push the cumulative number of confirmed cases to 171,226 and cumulative samples so far tested to 1,818,416.
“142 people have tested positive for the disease, from a sample size of 2,650 tested in the last 24 hours. The positivity rate is now 5.4%. Total confirmed positive cases are now 171,226 and cumulative tests so far conducted are 1,818,416.” Said Ministry of Health.
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In terms of distribution by counties, Nairobi has 38 new cases, Kisumu 32, Uasin Gishu 14, Kilifi 12, Nandi 7, Meru 6, Machakos 4, Bungoma 3, Kiambu 3, Trans Nzoia 3, Kwale 2, Laikipia 2, Mombasa 2, Nakuru 2, Siaya 2, Narok 1, Murang’a 1, Elgeyo Marakwet 1, Homa Bay 1, Kajiado 1, Kericho 1, Kirinyaga 1, Kisii 1, Kitui 1 and Taita Taveta 1.
In the same 24 hours, 16 people have recovered from the disease pushing the cumulative number of recoveries in the country to 117,039.
“16 patients have recovered from the disease, 9 from various health facilities while 7 are from the Home Based Care and Isolation program. Total recoveries now stand at 117,039 of whom 85,047 are from Home Based Care and Isolation, while 31,992 are from various health facilities.” Said Ministry of Health.
Unfortunately, 18 patients succumbed to the virus pushing the cumulative number of deaths in the country to 3,206.
“18 people are reported to have succumbed to the disease all of them being late death reports from facility record audits conducted on diverse dates in the month of April and May. This now pushes the cumulative fatalities to 3,206.” Said MOH