13 more people dead as Kenya records 884 new COVID-19 cases


13 more people dead as Kenya records 884 new COVID-19 cases
Health workers collect a COVID-19 test sample. PHOTO| COURTESY

Kenya has recorded 884 new COVID-19 cases from a sample size of 5,377 tested in the last 24 hours, bringing the country’s cumulative caseload to 130,214. This represents a positivity rate of 16.4%.

In a statement issued on Sunday the Ministry also announced that 13 more people have succumbed to COVID-19 in Kenya pushing the total fatalities recorded so far to 2,117.

According to the Ministry, 2 deaths occurred in the last 24 hours while 11 are late death reports from facility record audits that occurred on diverse dates.

The 884 cases are distributed across the country as follows; Nairobi 509, Kiambu 99, Uasin Gishu 59, Machakos 48, Nakuru 46, Kajiado 38, Meru 13, Kitui 12, Nandi 11, Kilifi 9, Elgeyo Marakwet 5, Marsabit 5, Bungoma 4, Murang’a 3, Vihiga 3, Kakamega 2, Laikipia 2, Nyandarua 2, Taita Taveta 2, Wajir 2, West Pokot 2, Turkana 1, Baringo 1, Lamu 1, Migori 1, Mombasa 1, Garissa 1, Nyeri 1 and Homa Bay 1.

At the same time, 89 patients have recovered from the disease, 57 are from Home Based and Isolation Care, while 32 are from various health facilities. Total recoveries now stand at 91,754.

Meanwhile, 1,221 patients are currently admitted in various health facilities countrywide, while 4,060 patients are on Home Based Isolation and Care.

“121 patients are in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), 32 of whom are on ventilatory support and 82 on supplemental oxygen. 7 patients are on observation. Another 88 patients are separately on supplementary oxygen with 76 of them in the general wards and 12 in the High Dependency Unit (HDU),” said the Ministry.

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