Kenya’s COVID-19 positivity rate at 13.9pc, 847 new cases reported

Kenya’s COVID-19 positivity rate at 13.9pc, 847 new cases reported
An unknown medical worker wheels a patient towards the consultation cubicle at the emergency section of the Kenyatta National Hospital during a doctors' strike, amid the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Nairobi, Kenya December 21, 2020. REUTERS/Thomas Mukoya

The Ministry of Health has reported 847 new COVID-19 infections in the country, based on a sample size of 6,080 people tested in the last 24 hours.

According to a statement issued by the Ministry of Health on Saturday, the new infections, which have an 13.9 percent positivity rate, bring the total number of confirmed positive cases to 196,757 and the total number of samples tested to 2,087,582.

“From the cases 820 are Kenyans while 27 are foreigners 485 are males and 362 The Health Ministry said on Saturday “The youngest is a five-month-old baby while the oldest is 97,”

Nairobi had the most new infections (397), while Busia came in second with 66.

Kiambu had the third highest number of infections, with 58, while Nakuru had 46.

In the rest of the country the cases are spread out as follows: Mombasa 40, Nyeri 35, Machakos 29, Kilifi 23, Turkana 17, Kitui 14, Murang’a 12, Kericho 11, Kirinyaga 10, Nyandarua 10, Garissa 8, Kajiado 8, Siaya 8, Homa Bay 7, Kisumu 6, Bungoma 6, Uasin Gishu 6, Migori 5, Vihiga 4, Lamu 3, Nyamira 3, Meru 2, Narok 2, West Pokot 2, Laikipia 2, Taita Taveta 1, Tana

River 1, Trans Nzoia 1, Embu 1, Kakamega 1, Kisii 1 and Kwale 1.

722 patients have recovered from the disease in the last 24 hours, with 567 from the Home-Based Isolation and Care program while 155 are from various health facilities countrywide.

At the same time, the total number of deaths from the disease has risen to 3,849following the report of 11 new deaths on Friday.

According to the Health Ministry, one of the deaths occurred in the last 24 hours, while 10 are late deaths reported after conducting facility record audits in the month of July 2021

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