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Kenya’s COVID-19 positivity rate rises to 20.5% as 18 succumb

Ministry of Health in Kenya has confirmed a daily high positivity rate of 20.5% from 1,523 new COVID-19 cases from 7,423 samples tested in the last 24 hours.

The new cases now push the cumulative number of cases and samples in the country to 141,365 and 1,530,736 respectively.

Distribution of the new cases is as follows; Nairobi 626, Kiambu 142, Uasin Gishu 108, Nakuru 92, Mombasa 65, Kericho 46, Murang’a 45, Kisumu 36, Kilifi 36, Machakos 36, Turkana 34, Nandi 30, Makueni 29, Kajiado 27, Meru 19, Kakamega 17, Taita Taveta 15, Nyandarua 14, Embu 13, Busia 12, Nyeri 11,Garissa 10, Laikipia 10, Siaya 9, Kitui 8, Kisii 7, Baringo 3, Kwale 3, Mandera 3, Nyamira 3, Trans Nzoia 3, Kirinyaga 2, Vihiga 2, Narok 1, Tharaka Nithi 1, West Pokot 1, Bungoma 1, Elgeyo Marakwet 1, Homa Bay 1 and Isiolo 1.

On a positive note, 616 patients recovered from the virus, 522 of whom are from home-based care and 94 from various health facilities in the country. Cumulative number of recoveries in the country now stand at 97,194.

Sadly, 18 people succumbed to the disease pushing the cumulative number of deaths in the country to 2,276 as confirmed by the Ministry of Health.

“1,591 patients are currently admitted in various health facilities countrywide,6,112 patients are on Home Based Isolation & Care. 236 patients are in the ICU, 53 are on ventilatory support & 150 on supplemental oxygen. 33 patients are on observation.” Said Ministry of Health.

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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