Wednesday, July 28, 2021

Kenya records 3 COVID-19 deaths and 796 new cases

The Ministry of Health has on Friday confirmed three COVID-19 deaths with all three deaths being late reports from facility audit reports. The cumulative number of deaths now stands at 3,437.

The Ministry also confirmed 796 new cases of the virus from a sample size of 7,392 tested in the last 24 hours. The new cases which represent a positivity rate of 10.8% comprise 746 Kenyans and 50 foreigners.

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In terms of gender, 458 of them are males and 338 are females with the youngest being two days and the oldest being 96-years. The cumulative number of cases now stands at 178,078.

Distribution of the new cases is as follows; Nairobi 174, Siaya 138, Kisumu 92, Bomet 62, Mombasa 46, Busia 41, Homa Bay 30, Kisii 24, Uasin Gishu 24, Vihiga 23, Kakamega 19, Nakuru 16, Trans Nzoia 15, Bungoma 13, Kilifi 11, Kiambu 9, Kajiado 8, Kericho 8, Meru 8, Nandi 6, Garissa 4, Kwale 4, Migori 3, Lamu 2, Murang’a 2, Nyandarua 2, Nyeri 2, Taita Taveta 2, Turkana 2, West Pokot 2, Elgeyo Marakwet 1, Laikipia 1, Machakos 1 and Narok 1.

On a positive note, 328 people recovered from the disease, 307 of them being reported from home-based care and 21 from various health facilities across the country. The cumulative number of recoveries now stands at 122,346.

Berryl Achieng
Kenyan news interests me a lot but I also keep tabs on other news making headlines in Africa and around the world.

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