Kenya’s COVID-19 positivity rate at 11.4pc,787 new cases reported


Kenya's COVID-19 positivity rate at 11.4pc,787 new cases reported

The Ministry of Health has reported 787 new COVID-19 infections in the country, based on a sample size of 6,892 people tested in the last 24 hours.

According to a statement issued by the Ministry of Health on Friday, the new infections, which have an 11.4 percent positivity rate, bring the total number of confirmed positive cases to 195,898 and the total number of samples tested to 2,081,502.

“From the cases 750 are Kenyans while 37 are foreigners,” the Ministry said 425 are males and 362 females. “The youngest is a one-day-old infant while the oldest is 97 years.”

Nairobi had the most new infections (338), while Mombasa came in second with 60.

Kiambu had the third highest number of infections, with 59, while Kilifi had 36.

In the rest of the country, the distribution of new cases is as follows: Nandi 36, Nakuru 32, Uasin Gishu 29, Siaya 25, Machakos 24, Busia 20, Kajiado 16, Murang’a 15, Kericho 10, Garissa 10, Bungoma 8, Kakamega 7, Nyandarua 7, Embu 6, Kirinyaga 5, Kisumu 5, Homa Bay 5, Vihiga 5, Kisii 4, Kitui 4, Bomet 3, Meru 3, Makueni 3, Baringo 2, Isiolo 2, Laikipia 2, Narok 2, Nyeri 1, Taita Taveta 1, Kwale 1 and Trans Nzoia 1.

In the meantime, 424 recoveries have been reported in the last 24 hours.

“293 were from the Home-Based Isolation and Care program while 131 are from various health facilities countrywide.” The Health Ministry said “Total recoveries now stand at 184,885 of whom 147,451 are from the Home Based Care and Isolation program, while 37,434 are from various health facilities countrywide”

At the same time, the total number of deaths from the disease has risen to 3,838 following the report of 12 new deaths on Friday.

According to the Health Ministry, one of the deaths occurred in the last 24 hours, while 11 are late deaths reported after conducting facility record audits in the month of July 2021

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