Wednesday, June 23, 2021

Kenya records 589 new COVID-19 cases and 19 deaths

The Ministry of Health has confirmed 589 new cases of COVID-19 from a sample size of 4,995 which represents a positivity rate of 11.8%.

The new cases now push the cumulative number of cases in the country to 173,661 and cumulative number of samples to 1,845,884. Out of the new cases, 343 of them are men and 246 are women.

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Distribution of the new cases is as below; Kisumu 100, Nairobi 91, Bungoma 60, Homa Bay 54, Siaya 49, Uasin Gishu 37, Busia 32, Nandi 24, Mombasa 17, Nakuru 17, Kakamega 12, Nyeri 11, Migori 11, Vihiga 9, Kiambu 8, Bomet 7, Meru 7, Kericho 6, Kilifi 6, Kisii 5, Elgeyo Marakwet 5, Murang’a 4, Kajiado 3, West Pokot 2, Nyandarua 2, Samburu 1, Taita Taveta 1, Trans Nzoia 1, Turkana 1, Embu 1, Laikipia 1, Machakos 1, Narok 1, Nyamira 1 and Garissa 1.

In the same 24 hours, 312 patients recovered from the virus out of whom 184 of them are from home-based care and 128 others from various health facilities in the country. Cumulative number of recoveries now stand at 118,933.

Unfortunately, 19 people succumbed to the disease pushing the cumulative number of deaths in the country to 3,345 as confirmed by the Ministry of Health.

The Ministry further confirmed that a total of 994 patients are currently receiving treatment from various facilities in the country and 5,049 are on home-based care.

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