COVID-19: Kenya’s positivity rate at 8.3pc, 3 more dead


A member of the medical staff dressed in a protective suit holds a syringe as ...
A member of the medical staff dressed in a protective suit holds a syringe as he treats a coronavirus patient inside the COVID-19 ICU of Machakos Level 5 Hospital, in Machakos, Kenya October 28, 2020. PHOTO / REUTERS/ Baz Ratner

In Summary

  • A total of 1,049 patients are currently admitted in various health facilities across the country, with 4,568 patients in the Home Based Isolation and Care Program.
  • The Intensive Care Unit (ICU) has 111 patients, 21 of whom are on ventilator support and 67 on supplemental oxygen. There are 23 patients who are being monitored.
  • Another 86 patients are on supplemental oxygen, with 81 in general wards and 5 in High Dependency Units (HDU).

The Ministry of Health announced an 8.3 percent COVID-19 positivity rate on Friday, a result of the 659 new infections tested from 7,962 samples in the last one day.

So far, the total number of confirmed cases is 167,535 and the total number of samples tested is 1,771,236.

In the most recent cases, there are 646 Kenyans and 13 foreigners, with 464 men and 195 women.

According to the press release, the youngest patient is a one-month-old infant, and the oldest is 100 years old.

A total of 1,049 patients are currently admitted in various health facilities across the country, with 4,568 patients in the Home Based Isolation and Care Program.

The Intensive Care Unit (ICU) has 111 patients, 21 of whom are on ventilator support and 67 on supplemental oxygen. There are 23 patients who are being monitored.

Another 86 patients are on supplemental oxygen, with 81 in general wards and 5 in High Dependency Units (HDU).

Across the country, the new infections are distributed as follows: ; Nairobi 97, Mombasa 86, Bungoma 65, Busia 53, Siaya 39, Kisumu 36, Laikipia 33, Kisii 30, Nakuru 24, Migori and Kericho 23 cases each, Kilifi 22, Nandi 16, Homa Bay and Meru 15 cases each, Uasin Gishu 11, Nyeri, Garissa and Kiambu 8 cases each, West Pokot 6, Bomet, Machakos and Trans Nzoia 5 cases each, Kajiado 4, Kitui, Vihiga and Taita Taveta 3 cases each, Makueni, Murang’a and Narok 2 cases each, Nyandarua, Turkana, Isiolo, Kirinyaga, Kwale, Lamu and Marsabit 1 case each.

In the meantime, 109 patients have recovered from the disease, with 63 receiving home-based and isolation care and 46 receiving care at various health facilities across the country.

Total recoveries have totaled 114,394, with 83,144 from the Home Based Care and Isolation program and 31,250 from other health facilities.

Three deaths have also been confirmed in the last 24 hours, one within the last 24 hours and two discovered after facility record audits within the last month.

The total number of deaths is now estimated to be 3,043.

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