Kenya has on Tuesday confirmed 618 new COVID-19 cases from 5,507 samples tested in the last 24 hours and as confirmed by the Ministry of Health.
The new cases now push the cumulative number of cases and samples in the country to 193,807 and 2,064,700 respectively.
“618 people have tested positive for the disease, from a sample size of 5,507 tested in the last 24 hours. The positivity rate is now 11.2%. Total confirmed positive cases are now 193,807 and cumulative tests so far conducted are 2,064,700.” Said Ministry of Health.
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Distribution of the cases by county is as follows; Nairobi 272, Mombasa 52, Kiambu 41, Nakuru 30, Uasin Gishu 24, Migori 23, Busia 19, Nandi 17, Kirinyaga 12, Kilifi 11, Kitui 10, Murang’a 10, Kajiado 9, Kericho 8, Kisumu 8, Machakos 8, Siaya 8, Vihiga 7, Garissa 7, Taita Taveta 6, Turkana 6, Homa Bay 5, Nyandarua 3, Meru 3, Embu 3, Bungoma 2, Kakamega 2, Kisii 2, Nyamira 2, Nyeri 2, Bomet 1, Laikipia 1 and Makueni 1.
On a positive note, 290 patients recovered from the virus pushing the cumulative number of recoveries in the country to 183,211.
“290 patients have recovered from COVID-19 with 261 from various health facilities & 29 are from Home-Based Isolation & Care. Total recoveries now stand at 183,211 out of which 146,313 are from Home Based Care and Isolation program, while 36,898 are from various health facilities.” Said Ministry of Health.
Sadly, 17 patients have succumbed to the virus pushing the cumulative number of COVID-19 deaths in the country to 3,800.
“17 patients have succumbed to the disease all of them being late deaths reported after conducting facility record audits in the months of November 2020, and March 2021. This now pushes the cumulative fatalities to 3,800.
1,222 patients are currently admitted in various health facilities & 4,339 are under the Home-Based Isolation and Care program. 139 patients are in the ICU, 35 of whom are on ventilatory support and 75 on supplemental oxygen. 29 patients are under observation.
273 patients are separately on supplemental oxygen with 241 of them in general wards and 32 in High Dependency Units (HDU).” Said Ministry of Health.