Wednesday, July 28, 2021

Kenya records 403 new COVID-19 cases from 5,577 samples

Kenya has on Saturday recorded 403 new cases of COVID-19 from 5,577 samples tested in the last 24 hours.

The new cases now push the cumulative number of confirmed in the country to 175,176 and cumulative samples so far tested to 1,864,020.

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“403 people have tested positive for the disease, from a sample size of 5,577 tested in the last 24 hours. The positivity rate is now 7.2%. Total confirmed positive cases are now 175,176 and cumulative tests so far conducted are 1,864,020.” Said Ministry of Health.

Distribution of the new cases is as follows; Nairobi 47, Kisii 34, Kericho 33, Nyeri 31, Siaya 31, Kisumu 29, Mombasa 27, Nakuru 22, Homa Bay 21, Migori 18, Nyamira 17, Bomet 15, Busia 13, Kakamega 8, Baringo 7, Trans Nzoia 6, Uasin Gishu 6, Kiambu 5, Vihiga 5, Bungoma 4, Kirinyaga 4, Murang’a 2, Embu 2, Narok 2, West Pokot 2, Kajiado 2, Kilifi 2, Laikipia 2, Machakos 1, Meru 1, Nandi 1, Garissa 1, Kitui 1 and Kwale 1.

In the same 24 hours, 442 patients recovered from the virus pushing the cumulative number of recoveries in the country to 120,031. Out of the recoveries, 418 of them are from home-based care and 24 from various health facilities across the country.

“442 patients have recovered, 418 from the Home Based & Isolation Care program & 24 are from various health facilities. Total recoveries now stand at 120,031 of whom 87,288 are from the Home Based Care & Isolation Program, & 32,743 are from various health facilities.” Said Ministry of Health.

Sadly, 18 people succumbed to the disease out of which 1 occurred in the last 24 hours and 17 being late death reports between the months of May and June. Cumulative deaths now stands at 3,396.

“18 people have succumbed to the disease, one of them having occurred in the last 24 hours, while 17 are late deaths reported after conducting Facility Record Audits on diverse dates in the months of May and June. This now pushes the cumulative fatalities to 3,396.” Said Ministry of Health.

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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