COVID-19 in Kenya :Positivity Rate At 8.9%

Covid - 19 report.
The Ministry of Health on Wednesday announced that 182 people tested positive for COVID-19 from a sample size of 5,477 tested in the last 24 hours

The ministry of Health on Saturday announced that 624 more people have tested positive for Covid – 19 in Kenya, from a sample size of 7,045 tested in the last 24 hours.

The positivity rate is now stands at 8.9 percent down from 11.1 percent that was recorded yesterday.

“From the cases, 560 are Kenyans while 64 are foreigners while there are 30 males and 294 females. The youngest is a four month old child while the oldest is 97 years. “The cabinet secretary for Health said.

“Total confirmed positive cases are now 317,324 and cumulative tests so far conducted are 3,143,862.” He continued.

In terms of county distribution Nairobi County is leading with 216,Siaya 64,Nakuru 48,Kiambu 34,Mombasa 29,Nyeri 27,Bungoma 18,Meru 18,Uasin Gishu 13,Busia 12,Kilifi 12,Nyamira 10,Kajiado 9,Muranga 9,Nyandarua 9,Isiolo 7,Kakamega 7,makueni 7,Marsabit 7,Kericho 6,Kirinyaga 6,Kisumu 6,Turkana 6,Laikipia 4,West Pokot 4,Baringo 3,Kitui 3,Machakos 3,Nandi 3,Tharaka Nithi 3,Trans Nzoia 3,Elgeyo Marakwet 2,Garissa 2,Homa Bay 2,Kisii 2,Kwale 2,Samburu 2,Bomet 1,Embu 1,Lamu 1,Migori 1,Narok 1 and Vihiga 1.

“Today 1,144 patients have recovered from the disease, 929 from the Home Based Isolation and Care program while 215 are from various health facilities countrywide. Total recoveries now stand at 281,343 of whom 230,257 are from the home based care and isolation program, while 51,086 are from various health facilities countrywide. Kagwe said

Sadly,6 more patients succumbed COVID-19. All of them being late deaths reported after conducting facility record audits in the month of January 2022.This now pushes the cumulative fatalities to 5,488.

A total of 1,059 patients are currently admitted in various health facilities countrywide, while 13,993 are under the Home Based Isolation and care program.

43 patients are in the Intensive Care unit, 41 of them on ventilatory support while two are on supplemental oxygen.

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