COVID-19: Kenya records 469 new cases, 19 deaths

COVID-19: Kenya records 469 new cases, 19 deaths
Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe addresses the press on the state of the coronavirus on July 28, 2020. PHOTO | COURTESY

Kenya has recorded 469 new COVID-19 cases from a sample size of 4,194 tested in the last 24 hours, marking a positivity rate of 11.2%. This now brings the country’s cumulative cases to  156,318.

In a statement issued on Sunday, the Ministry of Health also announced that 19 people have succumbed to the disease, this pushing the cumulative fatalities to 2,622.

The 469 new cases are distributed across the country as follows: Nairobi 137, Mombasa 73, Kilifi 36, Meru 27, Bungoma 26, Kiambu 24, Uasin Gishu 20, Busia 19, Embu 16, Nycri 15, Kitui 10, Kwale 9, Nakuru 10, Taita Taveta 9, Kajiaclo 6, Muranga 4, Elgcyo Hama Bay 4, Isiolo 2, Kakamega 2, Machakos 3, Kisii 3, Laikipia 2, Siaya 2, Vihiga 2, Marakwet 2, Garissa 1, Migori 1, Nandi 1, Baring° 1, Trans Nzoia 1 and Kisumu 1.

At the same time, 304 patients have recovered from the disease, 187 are from Home Based and Isolation Care while 117 are from various health facilities countrywide. Total recoveries now stand at 106,588 of which 77,604 are from Home Based Care and Isolation while 28,984 are from various health facilities.

According to the Ministry of Health, 1,443 patients are currently admitted in various health facilities countrywide, while 6,872 patients are on Home Based Isolation and Care.

“207 patients are in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), 43 of whom are on ventilatory support and 133 on supplemental oxygen. 31 patients are on observation,” said the Ministry.

The Ministry also stated that another 176 patients are separately on supplementary oxygen with 163 of them in general wards and 13 in High Dependency.

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