Kenya’s Covid-19 Cases Top 193,000, Positivity Rate at 8.2%

Kenya recorded 431 new Covid-19 cases on Monday from a sample of 5,281 tested in the last 24 hours, a positivity rate of 8.2 percent, down from 8.8 percent the previous day.

In a statement, the Ministry of Health said the number of confirmed cases had risen to 193,189 since the first one in March last year and that 2,059,193 tests had been done since then.

Of the new patients, 416 were Kenyans and 15 foreigners, as well as 284 men and 134 women.

Nairobi led with 256 infections, followed by Machakos with 36, Kilifi 26, Nyeri 19, Nakuru 18, Kiambu 17, Mombasa eight, Kirinyaga and Meru six each, Kericho, Migori, Taita Taveta and Turkana four each, Siaya, Kisii and Embu three .

Kajiado, Kitui, Murang’a, and Tana River each had two cases, while Garissa, Kakamega, Narok, Nyandarua, Homa Bay, and Kwale each reported one case.

The death toll rose by eight to 3,783, but Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe said these were all late reports, which were confirmed after examining the facility’s records in March and June.

He also announced that 595 more patients had recovered from the disease, 542 in isolation and care and 53 in hospitals across the country, bringing the total to 182,921.

According to the ministry, 1,224 patients had been hospitalized as of Monday while 4,358 were being treated at home.

Of the admitted patients, 134 were in intensive care units, 35 of them with ventilation support, 70 with additional oxygen supply and 29 under observation.

A further 284 patients were supplied with additional oxygen separately, 262 of them in general wards and 22 in wards with high care needs.


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