Kenya’s coronavirus positivity rate at 12.4% after 1,030 new infections


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

The positive cases are distributed according to age as follows:
  • 0-9 years(40)
  • 0-19 years(38)
  • 20-29 years(155)
  • 30-39 years(244)
  • 40-49 years(198)
  • 50-59 years(161)
  • 60 and older (194)

Kenya’s coronavirus positivity rate is now 12.4%. The Ministry of Health announced 1,030 new infections in a statement on Saturday from 8,316 samples.

The new infections have pushed the total of confirmed cases and total samples tested to 145,184 and 1,557,704 respectively.

Kenyans account for 995 of the new cases, while foreigners account for 35; 532 are male, while 498 are female.

The youngest patient is a ten-month-old infant, and the oldest is 99.

Positive cases are distributed according to age as follows: 0-9 years(40), 10-19 years(38), 20-29 years(155), 30-39 years(244), 40-49 years(198), 50-59 years(161), and 60 and older (194).

A total of 1,616 patients are currently admitted in various health facilities across the country, with 4,243 on Home Based Isolation and Care.

There are 247 patients in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), with 46 on ventilatory support and 170 on supplemental oxygen. Thirty-one patients are being monitored.

In terms of County distribution; Nairobi 401, Nakuru 68, Kiambu 64, Kakamega 53, Machakos 51, Mombasa 51, Uasin Gishu 44, Nyeri 35, Kitui 26, Kajiado 24, Kilifi 24, Busia 19, Siaya 19, Nandi 17, Transnzola 17, Kisumu 16, Nyandarua 15, Kirinyaga 11, Laikipia 9, Kericho 8, Bungoma 7, Mandera 7, Turkana 7, Marsabit 6, Vihiga 5, Homabay 4, Murang’a 4, Taita Taveta 3, Tharaka Nithi 3, Baringo 2, Embu 2, Meru 2, Narok 2, Kisi 1, Kwale 1, Migori 1 and Samburu 1.

In Nairobi the 401 cases are from Lang’ata (40), Westlands (34), Dagoretti South (33), Starehe (26), Kibra (25), Dagoretti North, Kamukunji and Kasarani (24) cases each, Makadara and Ruaraka (22) cases each, Embakasi Central and Roysambu (20) cases each, Embakasi South and Mathare (19) cases each, Embakasi East (18), Embakasi West (16) and Embakasi North (15).

The 68 cases in Nakuru are from Naivasha (28), Nakuru West (11), Nakuru East (10), Kuresoi South (5), Nakuru North and Subukia (4) each, Gilgil (3), Rongai (2), Kuresoi North (1), and Kuresoi South (1). (1).

In Kiambu the 64 cases are from Ruiru (16), Kiambaa (12), Thika (11), Kiambu Town (6), Kikuyu (5), Juja (4), Githunguri, Kabete and Limuru (3) cases each, Lari (1) while in Kakamega the 53 cases are from Lurambi (26), Malava (6), Navakholo (5), Likuyani, Lugari and Mumias East (3) cases each, Butere, Ikolomani and Shinyalu (2) cases each, Matungu (1).

In Machakos the 51 cases are from Machakos Town (11), Kalama (8), Masinga, Matungulu and Yatta (6) cases each, Athi River (5), Kangundo and Mwala (4) cases each, Kathiani (1).

422 patients have recovered from the disease in the last 24 hours, 105 from different health facilities and 317 from Home Based and Isolation Care. Total recoveries now stand at 98,605.

At the same time, 21 deaths have been reported in the last 24 hours, with 5 of them occurring within the last month and 16 being late death reports that occurred on various dates and were recorded after facility record audits.

This brings the total number of fatalities to 2,330.

The age distribution of new deaths is as follows: 0-9 years (0), 10-19 years (0), 20-29 years (0), 30-39 years (1), 40-49 years (3), 50-59 years (2), and 60 years and older (15).

The distribution of cumulative deaths by age is as follows: 0-9 years (45), 10-19 years (17), 20-29 (94), 30-39 years (209), 40-49 years (326), 50-59 years (524), 60 years and above (1,115).

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