Kenya’s COVID-19 positivity rate at 9.9 percent, 536 new cases registered


The Ministry of Health announced 536 new COVID-19 infections on Saturday that were tested from a sample of 6,036 people in the past 24 hours.

The new infections have a positivity rate of 8.9 percent, pushing the total number of confirmed positive cases to 188,513 and the total number of samples tested to 2,012,698.

Today 536 people tested positive for the disease, out of a sample size of 6,036 tested in the last 24 hours. The positivity rate is now 8.9%.

“Of the cases, 518 are Kenyans and 18 foreigners,” said the Ministry of Health on Saturday. “274 are men and 262 are women.”

The youngest patient is a four month old baby while the oldest is 90 years old.

The new cases are distributed across the district as follows: Nairobi 186, Busia 50, Uasin Gishu 39, Nakuru 30, Nyeri 22, Mombasa 19, Taita Taveta 18, Nandi 17, Kericho 16, Siaya 15, Migori 12, Kisumu 12, Kilifi 11, Laikipia 10, Nyamira 9, Kajiado 8, Kiambu 7, Vihiga 6, Nyandarua 5, Kakamega 5, Turkana 5, Baringo 4, Bungoma 4, Tana River 4, Murang’a 4, Bomet 3, Homa Bay 3, Embu 2 , Kirinyaga 2, Kwale 2, Machakos 2, Narok 1, Tharaka Nithi 1, Garissa 1 and Kitui 1.

Meanwhile, 336 patients have recovered from the disease on the last day.

“236 are from various health facilities across the country, while 100 are from the Home Isolation and Care Program,” the Ministry of Health said.

The total recoveries now stand at 178,119.

At the same time, the total death toll has reached 3,071 after 3 new deaths were reported on Saturday.

All deaths were late deaths and were reported after operational record audits were performed in July 2021.

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