The Ministry of Health in Kenya has on Saturday recorded 444 new cases of COVID-19 from 4,989 samples tested in the last 24 hours.
The new cases which represent a positivity rate of 8.9% push the cumulative number of confirmed cases to 170,485 and cumulative number of samples so far tested to 1,806,438.
“444 people have tested positive for the disease, from a sample size of 4,989 tested in the last 24 hours. The positivity rate is now 8.9%. Total confirmed positive cases are now 170,485 and cumulative tests so far conducted are 1,806,438.
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Distribution of the cases by county is as follows; Nairobi 54, Siaya 53, Busia 47, Kisumu 43, Kisii 41, Kakamega 31, Kericho 24, Mombasa 21, Bungoma 16, Homa Bay 13, Kilifi 9, Nyamira 9, Kitui 9, Uasin Gishu 8, Nakuru 7, Migori 7.
Baringo 5, Murang’a 5, Trans Nzoia 5, Bomet 5, Kiambu 4, Kirinyaga 4, Machakos 4, Nyeri 4, Nandi 3, Tharaka Nithi 2, Embu 2, Meru 2, West Pokot 2, Narok 2, Nyandarua 1, Laikipia 1 and Makueni 1.
A total of 115 patients recovered from the virus in the last 24 hours, 76 of whom are from home-based care and 39 from various health facilities in the country. Cumulative number of recoveries now stands at 116,133.
“115 patients have recovered, 76 from the Home Based & Isolation Care program while 39 are from various health facilities countrywide. Total recoveries now stand at 116,133 of whom 84,426 are from Home Based Care & Isolation program, & 31,707 are from various health facilities.” Said Ministry of Health.
Sadly. 17 people have succumbed to the disease pushing the cumulative number of deaths in the country to 3,141.
“17 people have succumbed to the disease, 2 of them in the last 24 hours while 15 are late deaths, reported after conducting facility record audits. This now pushes the cumulative fatalities to 3,141.
1,171 patients are currently admitted in various health facilities countrywide. 4,682 patients are under the Home Based Isolation & Care program. 104 patients are in the ICU, 21 of whom are on ventilatory support & 58 on supplemental oxygen. 25 patients are under observation.
90 patients are separately on supplemental oxygen with 84 of them in general wards and 6 in High Dependency Units (HDU).” Said Ministry of Health.