Kenya records 692 new COVID-19 cases, positivity rate at 10.1pc


Kenya’s total of confirmed positive coronavirus cases hit 191,712 on Sunday, following 692 new infections announced by the Ministry of Health.

In a statement to the press, the Ministry said the new infections, tested from a sample of 6,883 had a positivity rate of 10.1 percent.

“From the cases, 668 are Kenyans while 24 are foreigners with 371 being males and 321 females,” the Ministry of Health said “The youngest is a one-year-old infant while the oldest is aged 95.”

So far, Kenya has tested at least 2,043,355 samples.

Kilifi leads with the highest number of new infections at 224 cases followed by Nairobi with 183, Mombasa 52, and Uasin Gishu with 36.

In the rest of the country, the new infections are spread out as follows: Nakuru 32, Kiambu 31., Lamu 14, Murang’a 13, Nandi 13, Machakos 11, Tana River 10, Kisumu 7, Kirinyaga 7, Nyeri 6, Taita Taveta 6, Kajiado 5, Kisii 5, Siaya 5, Trans Nzoia 3, Baringo 3, Busia 3, Narok 3, Nyandarua 3, Embu 2, Homa Bay 2, Kakamega 2, Kitui 2, Meru 2, Wajir 2, West Pokot 1, Garissa 1, Vihiga 1, Kwale 1 and Mandera 1.

Currently, there are 1,108 patients admitted in various health facilities countrywide.

Some 4,352 others are under Home Based Isolation and Care program.

Elsewhere, 124 patients are in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), 38 of whom are on ventilatory support while 60 on supplemental oxygen.

26 patients are being monitored.

Meanwhile, 123 patients have recovered from the disease, pushing the total number of recoveries to 180,543.

“82 from the Home-Based Isolation and Care Program while 41 are from various health facilities countrywide. Total recoveries now stand at 180,543 out of which 144,054 are from the Home Based Care and Isolation program, while 36,489 are from various health facilities countrywide,”

The death toll from the disease also hit 3,754 on Sunday following 8 more deaths; all of them were late deaths report discovered after facility record audit in June and July 2021.

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