Tuesday, September 28, 2021

Kenya records 945 new COVID-19 cases and 16 deaths

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Kenya has on Friday recorded 945 new cases of COVID-19 from a sample size of 7,295 which represents a positivity rate of 13%.

The new cases now push the cumulative number of cases and samples in the country to 201,954 and 2,124,274 as confirmed by the Ministry.

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Confirming the new infections was Health CS Mutahi Kagwe who said the new cases comprised of 910 Kenyans and 35 foreigners. In terms of age difference, the youngest is11-months and the oldest 100 years of age.

Distribution of the new cases by counties is as follows; Nairobi 416, Mombasa 73, Kiambu 72, Kilifi 52, Nakuru 43, Kajiado 33, Uasin Gishu 29, Makueni 28, Machakos 26, Murang’a 25, Kitui 13, Busia 12, Baringo 12, Kericho 12, Kirinyaga 11, Migori 11, Lamu 9, Siaya 8, Garissa 8, Homa Bay 7, Kisumu 5, Nyandarua 5, Trans Nzoia 5, Narok 4, Nyeri 3, Kisii 3, Kakamega 3, West Pokot 3, Marsabit 2, Bungoma 2, Taita Taveta 2, Elgeyo Marakwet 1, Kwale 1, Laikipia 1, Mandera 1, Meru 1, Vihiga 1, Bomet 1 and Isiolo 1.

In the same 24 hours, 216 patients have recovered from the virus comprising of 152 from home-based care and 64 from various health facilities across the country. Cumulative recoveries now stand at 188,438.

Sadly, 16 patients have succumbed to the virus pushing the cumulative number of COVID-19 deaths in the country to 3,926. All deaths are late reports from facility audits in the months of March, April, June and July 2021.

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