Kenya’s COVID-19 positivity rate at 11.8% after 486 new cases


FILE PHOTO: A nurse uses a syringe to give an injection to a COVID-19 patient ...
FILE PHOTO: A nurse uses a syringe to give an injection to a COVID-19 patient inside a field hospital built on a soccer stadium in Machakos, as the number of confirmed coronavirus disease (COVID-19) cases continues to rise in Kenya, July 23, 2020. REUTERS/Baz Ratner/File Photo

In Summary

  • The distribution of new deaths by age is as follows:
  • 0-9 years (0)
  • 10-19 years (0)
  • 20-29 (1)
  • 30- 39 years (1)
  • 40-49 years (0)
  • 50-59 years (3)
  • 60 years and above(13)

Kenya’s COVID-19 positivity rate is now at 11.8% following 486 new infections recorded in the last 24 hours.

The new infections were found from 4,134 samples, according to a statement released to the media on Sunday by the Ministry of Health.

The country’s cumulative number of confirmed positive cases has now reached 145,670, with 1,561,838 samples tested thus far.

According to the statement, there are 463 Kenyans and 23 foreigners among the new infections, with 278 males and 208 females.

There are currently 1,660 patients admitted to various health facilities throughout the country, with 5,994 patients on Home Based Isolation and Care.

The age ranges for new positive cases are as follows: 0-9 years (47), 10-19 years (22), 20-29 years (58), 30-39 years (92), 40-49 years (97), 50-59 years (83), and 60 and older (87).

Cases are distributed as follows across the country: Nairobi 264 Kiambu 35, Kitui 20, Nakuru 19, Nyamira 17 Kajiado 14, Kilifi 14, Machakos 13, Mandera 12, Mombasa 11 Nandi 10, Uasin Gishu 10, Meru 9, Kisumu 9, Nyeri 8, Homa Bay 5. Turkana 5, Kericho 3, Kisii 2, Laikipia 2, Lamu 1, Migori 1, Murang’a 1 and Tharaka Nithi 1.

Meanwhile, 490 recoveries have been reported in the last 24 hours, bringing the total number of recoveries in the country to 99,095.

According to the Ministry of Health, 318 of the new recoveries came from various health facilities, while 172 came from Home Based and Isolation Care.

At the same time, the total number of fatalities has hit 2,348 after 18 new deaths were recorded.

According to the MoH release, two of the new fatalities occurred within the last 24 hours, ten within the last month, and six were late death reports that occurred on various dates and were recorded after facility record audits.

The distribution of new deaths by age is as follows: 0-9 years (0), 10-19 years (0), 20-29 (1), 30- 39 years (1), 40-49 years (0), 50-59 years (3), 60 years and above(13).

Cumulative deaths by age; 0-9 years (45), 10-19 years (17), 20-29 (95), 30-39 years (210), 40-49 years (326), 50-59 years (527), 60 years and above (1,128).

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