Wednesday, June 23, 2021

Kenya’s COVID-19 positivity rate hikes to 11.4% as 17 succumb

The positivity rate in Kenya has hiked to 11.4$ after the Ministry of Health confirmed 432 new cases of COVID-19 from 3,800 samples tested in the last 24 hours.

The new cases and samples push the accumulative number of cases and samples in the country to 171,658 and 1,822,216 respectively.

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“432 people have tested positive for the disease, from a sample size of 3,800 tested in the last 24 hours. The positivity rate is now 11.4%. Total confirmed positive cases are now 171,658 and cumulative tests so far conducted are 1,822,216.” Said Ministry of Health.

Kisumu led with the highest number of positive cases at 145, Nairobi 52, Siaya 34, Mombasa 26, Migori 21, Nakuru 19, Kilifi 18, Nyamira 14, Vihiga 11, Kitui 10, Uasin Gishu 10, Nandi 9, Turkana 7, Kericho 7, Baringo 6, Bungoma 6, Kajiado 5, Homa Bay 4, Kiambu 3, Kisii 3, Busia 3, Meru 3, Tharaka Nithi 3, Embu 2, Kakamega 2, Narok 2, West Pokot 2, Elgeyo Marakwet 1, Garissa 1, Laikipia 1, Machakos 1 and Mandera 1.

At the same time 306 patients recovered from the virus pushing the cumulative number of recoveries in the country to 117,345 as confirmed by the ministry.

“306 patients have recovered from the disease, 217 from the Home Based & Isolation Care while 89 are from various health facilities countrywide. Total recoveries now stand at 117,345 of whom 85,264 are from Home Based Care & Isolation, & 32,081 are from various health facilities.” Said MOH

Sadly, 17 people succumbed to the virus pushing the cumulative number of deaths in the country to 3,223.

“17 people have succumbed to the disease, two of them in the last 24 hours while 15 are late death reports after conducting facility record audits on diverse dates in April. This now pushes the cumulative fatalities to 3,223.

A total of 1,227 patients are currently admitted in various health facilities, while 4,957 patients are on Home Based Isolation and Care.  102 patients are in the ICU, 23 of whom are on ventilatory support and 59 on supplemental oxygen. 20 patients are under observation.

95 patients are separately on supplemental oxygen with 88 of them in general wards and 7 in High Dependency Units.” Said MOH

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