Tuesday, September 28, 2021

Kenya records 446 new COVID-19 cases and 21 deaths

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The Ministry of Health (MOH) has on Wednesday confirmed 446 new COVID-19 cases from 6,406 samples tested in the last 24 hours.

The new cases which represent a positivity rate of 7.0% now pushes the cumulative number of confirmed cases and samples to 244,826 and 2,470,865 respectively.

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“Today 446 people have tested positive for the disease, from a sample size of 6,406 tested in the last 24 hours. The positivity rate is now at 7.0%. Total confirmed positive cases are now 244,826 and cumulative tests so far conducted are 2,470,865.” Said DCI

From the cases, 435 of them are Kenyans and 11 being foreigners comprising of 227 males and 219 females. In terms of age difference, the youngest is two-weeks old and the oldest 101 years.

Distribution of the new cases is as follows; Nairobi 103, Nakuru 40, Nyandarua 36, Kiambu 32, Kisii 31, Meru 27, Machakos 23, Mombasa 19, Kitui 11, Narok 11, Garissa 10, Marsabit 10, Murang’a 8, Laikipia 8, Embu 8, Makueni 6, Baringo 6, Nyeri 6, Siaya 5, Uasin Gishu 5, Wajir 4, Kajiado 4, Mandera 4, Tana River 4, Tharaka Nithi 4, Kericho 3, Taita Taveta 3, Homa Bay 2, Busia 2, Kilifi 2, Kisumu 2, Samburu 1, Turkana 1, Bomet 1, Bungoma 1, Elgeyo Marakwet 1, Kakamega 1 and Kwale 1.

In the same 24 hours, 459 patients recovered from the virus pushing the cumulative number of recoveries in the country to 235,196. Out of the recoveries, 331 of them are from home-based care and 128 from various health facilities across the country.

Sadly, 21 patients have succumbed to the virus pushing the cumulative number of recoveries to 4,949. All the deaths are late death reports from facility audits in the month of September 2021.

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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