Kenya’s COVID-19 positivity rate jumps to 16.3%, new cases at 486


Kenya's COVID-19 positivity rate jumps to 16.3%, new cases at 486
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

In Summary

Distribution of positive cases by age is as follows;
  • 0-9 years (16)
  • 10-19 years (21)
  • 20-29 years (81)
  • 30-39 years (119)
  • 40-49 years (104)
  • 50-59 years (71)
  • 60 and above (74).

Kenya’s COVID-19 positivity rate has risen to 16.3 percent, with 486 new infections recorded in the last 24 hours.

According to a statement released to the media on Monday by the Ministry of Health, the new infections were realized in 2,989 samples.

The total number of confirmed positive cases in the country has now reached 146153, with 1,564,827 samples tested so far.

According to the statement, the new infections include 457 Kenyans and 29 foreigners, with 278 males and 208 females.

Distribution of positive cases by age is as follows; 0-9 years (16), 10-19 years (21), 20-29 years (81), 30-39 years (119), 40-49 years (104), 50-59 years (71), 60 and above (74).

Currently, there are 1,645 patients admitted to various health facilities across the country, with 6,063 patients on Home Based Isolation and Care.

In terms of County distribution; Nairobi 349, Kiambu 21, Uasin Gishu 21, Mombasa 17, Kilifi 16, Kajiado 14, Machakos 12, Nakuru 11, Kwale 5, Kericho 4, Kirinyaga 2, Kitui 2, Nyeri 2, Mandera 1, Murang’a 1, Samburu 1, Siaya 1, Kisumu 1, Taita Taveta 1, Turkana 1, Bomet 1, Busia 1 and Elgeyo Marakwet 1.

In terms of Sub County distribution; In Nairobi the 349 cases are from Lang’ata (92), Dagoretti North (29), Westlands (22), Embakasi West (18), Embakasi Central and Embakasi East (16) cases each, Embakasi South, Kasarani, Roysambu and Ruaraka (15) cases each, Dagoretti South, Kamukunji, Kibra, Makadara and Starehe (14) cases each, Embakasi North and Mathare (13) cases each.

In Kiambu the 21 cases are from Thika (6), Kiambaa and Kiambu Town (5) cases each, Ruiru (3), Githunguri and Kikuyu (1) case each. In Uasin Gishu the 21 cases are from Moiben (6), Kapseret (5), Ainabkoi and Turbo (4), Kesses and Soy (1) case each. In Mombasa the 17 cases are from Jomvu (6), Mvita (4), Kisauni and Nyali (3) cases each, Likoni (1).

In Kilifi the 16 cases are from Kaloleni and Kilifi North (5) cases each, Magarini (4), Malindi (2). In Kajiado the 14 cases are from Kajiado Central (7), Kajiado North (6), Kajiado East (1). In Machakos the 12 cases are from Athi River and Mwala (4) cases each, Kalama (2), Machakos and Matungulu (1) case each

Meanwhile, 115 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, 61 new recoveries came from various health facilities, while 54 came from the Home Based and Isolation Care program.

At the same time, 20 new deaths have brought the total number of casualties to 2,368.

Two of the new deaths occurred within the last 24 hours, five within the last month, and 13 were late death reports that occurred on different dates and were reported after facility record audits, according to the Ministry of Health.

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