Kenya’s COVID-19 positivity rate at 8.2pc, 283 new cases recorded

Kenya's COVID-19 positivity rate at 8.2pc, 283 new cases recorded
Health CS Mutahi Kagwe during a past media briefing. PHOTO| COURTESY

The Ministry of Health has announced 283 new COVID-19 infections from a sample size of 3,452 people tested in the last 24 hours.

Total confirmed positive cases are now 179,075 and cumulative tests so far conducted are 1,904,519.

In a statement to the press on Sunday, MoH said Kenya posted an 8.2 percent positivity rate.

From the cases, 272 are Kenyans while 11 are foreigners; 151 are females and 132 males.

The youngest is a two-year-old baby, while the oldest is 92 years.

A total of 1,106 patients are currently admitted in various health facilities countrywide, while 5,488 patients are under Home Based Isolation and Care program.

99 patients are in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), 32 of whom are on ventilatory support and 50 on supplemental oxygen. 17 patients are under observation.

Another 117 patients are separately on supplemental oxygen, with 107 of them in general wards and 10 in High Dependency Units (HDU)

Across the country, the new infections are distributed as follows: Nairobi 88, Kisii 33, Uasin Gishu 26, Kisumu 24, Mombasa 19, Siaya 15, Homa bay 10, Busia 10, Nandi 10, Meru 7, Kilifi 6, Kakamega 6, Nakuru 5, Narok 3, Kiambu, Kwale, Machakos, Taita Taveta and Bungoma 2 cases each, Murang’a, Nyamira, Nyeri, Bomet, Lamu, Turkana, Vihiga, Elgeyo Marakwet, Isiolo, Kajiado and Kericho 1 case each

Meanwhile, 73 patients have recovered from the disease, 61 from the Home Based and Isolation Care program while 12 are from various health facilities countrywide.

Total recoveries now stand at 122,704 of whom 88,965 are from Home Based Care and Isolation program, while 33,739 are from various health facilities countrywide.

At the same time, the Ministry had announced 9 new deaths recorded on diverse dates in April, May and June.

The deaths which push the death toll to 3,456 were discovered after facility record audits.

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