Tuesday, September 28, 2021

Kenya’s COVID-19 positivity rate now 12.2% as 16 succumb

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Kenya has on Sunday confirmed 664 new cases of COVID-19 from 5,432 samples tested in the last 24 hours.

The new cases which represent a positivity rate of 12.2% now push the cumulative number of cases and samples to 197,409 and 2,093,014 respectively.

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“Today 664 people have tested positive for the disease, from a sample size of 5,432 tested in the last 24 hours.

The positivity rate is now 12.2%. Total confirmed positive cases are now 197,409 and cumulative tests so far conducted are 2,093,014.” Said Ministry of Health

From the cases 633 of them are Kenyans and 31 are foreigners, 378 are males and 286 females. The youngest is three-months and the oldest is 98 years.

County distribution of the cases is as follows; Nairobi 280, Kiambu 82, Uasin Gishu 66, Kilifi 66, Nyeri 46, Mombasa 26, Nakuru 17, Nandi 13, Machakos 10, Murang’a 9, Kajiado 6, Busia 5, Siaya 5, Kisumu 4, Embu 3, Kitui 3, Laikipia 3, Garissa 3, Nyandarua 3, Kakamega 2, Kericho 2, Meru 2, Taita Taveta 2, Tana River 1, Trans Nzoia 1, Baringo 1, Kisii 1, Bomet 1 and Elgeyo Marakwet 1.

In the same 24 hours, 201 patients have recovered from the virus with 143 of them coming from home-based care and 58 are from various health facilities across the country. Cumulative number of recoveries now stand at 185,808.

sadly, 16 patients have succumbed to the disease pushing the cumulative number of deaths in the country to 3,865.

Out of the deaths, one occurred in the last 24 hours and the other 15 being late death reports from facility audits in the month of July 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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