Kenya has in the last 24 hours confirmed 18 new COVID-19 deaths pushing the cumulative number of confirmed cases in the country to 2,958.
The new cases comprise of 15 that occurred in the last one month and 3 from audit reports from various health facility records in the country.
“18 deaths have been reported in the last 24 hours, 15 having occurred on diverse dates within the last one month and 3 are late deaths reported after conducting facility record audits. This now pushes the cumulative fatalities to 2,968.” Said Ministry of Health.
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The Ministry of Health also confirmed 334 new cases of the virus from 4,155 samples tested in the last 24 hours. The cumulative number of cases and samples now stand at 164,720 and 1,733,500 respectively.
“334 people have tested positive to the disease, from a sample size of 4,155 tested in the last 24 hours. The positivity rate is now 8.0%. From the cases 329 are Kenyans while 5 are foreigners.
Total confirmed positive cases are now 164,720 and cumulative tests so far conducted are 1,733,500.” Said Ministry of Health.
In terms of distribution; Nairobi 81, Meru 39, Kisumu 37, Busia 24, Nakuru 16, Siaya, Mombasa and Kilifi 11 cases each, Kiambu and Homa Bay 10 cases each, Kitui 9, Uasin Gishu and Makueni 8 cases each, Bomet, Embu and Kajiado 7 cases each, Nyeri 6, Kericho 5.
Kakamega, Migori and Nandi 4 cases each, Garissa, Kisii and Kirinyaga 2 cases each, Kwale, Laikipia, Lamu, Murang’a, Taita Taveta, Tharaka Nithi, West Pokot, Bungoma and Isiolo 1 case each.
On a positive note, 124 patients recovered from the virus pushing the cumulative number of recoveries in the country to 113,248.
“124 patients have recovered, 85 from the Home Based & Isolation Care while 39 are from various health facilities countrywide. Total recoveries now stand at 113,248 of whom 82,298 are from Home Based Care & Isolation, while 30,950 are from various health facilities.” Said MOH