The Ministry of Health has on Tuesday confirmed 583 new COVID-19 cases from a sample size of 6,686 samples tested in the last 24 hours.
The new cases and samples now push the cumulative number of confirmed cases and samples so far tested to 179,876 and 1,913,782 respectively.
“Today 583 people have tested positive for the coronavirus disease, from a sample size of 6,686 tested in the last 24 hours. The positivity rate is now 8.7%. Total confirmed positive cases are now 179,876 and cumulative tests so far conducted are 1,913,782.” Said Ministry of Health.
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In terms of distribution, Nairobi has 111 new cases, Siaya 57, Kisumu 51, Kericho 46, Mombasa 43, Busia 39, Nakuru 25, Nyamira 24, Kakamega 21, Homa Bay 20, Vihiga 19, Trans Nzoia 17, Laikipia 12, Kilifi 11, Bungoma 11, Makueni 10, Nandi 9, Kajiado 7, Kiambu 7, Bomet 5, Machakos 5, Taita Taveta 5, Kisii 4, Uasin Gishu 4, Kwale 4, Meru 3, West Pokot 3, Garissa 2, Kirinyaga 1, Kitui 1, Migori 1, Nyandarua 1, Nyeri 1, Turkana 1, Isiolo 1 and Baringo 1.
On a positive note, 85 people recovered from the virus with 60 of them coming from home-based care and 25 from various health facilities across the country. Cumulative number of recoveries now stand at 123,050.
“85 patients have recovered from COVID-19, 60 from the Home Based & Isolation Care program while 25 are from various health facilities. Total recoveries now stand at 123,050; 89,192 are from Home Based Care and Isolation program, while 33,858 are from various health facilities.” Said Ministry of Health.
Unfortunately, 23 people succumbed to the virus pushing the cumulative number of deaths in the country to 3,484.
“23 patients have succumbed to the disease all of them being late deaths reported after conducting facility audit records in the month of June. The cumulative fatalities now stand at 3,484.” Said Ministry of Health.