COVID-19 Spike, 218 Test Positive, Positivity Rate At 6.6%

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Cabinet Secretary For Health Mutahi Kagwe at a past function. Image Courtesy

The Ministry of Health on Wednesday announced that 218 people have tested positive for COVID-19 from a sample size of 3,317 tested in the last 24 hours, marking a positivity rate of 6.6 percent.

“Of the cases, 177 are Kenyans while 41 are foreigners; 115 are females and 103 are males. The youngest is a two – year-old child while the oldest is 85 years old.” Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe said in a statement on Wednesday.

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This now brings the total number of cases recorded to 326,015 and cumulative tests so far conducted are 3,689,286.

In terms of county distribution, Nairobi county is leading with 160, Kiambu 19, Nakuru 11, Murang’a 10, Siaya 5, Kilifi 3, Kisii 3 Bungoma 2, Mombasa 2, Garissa,Trans Nzoia znd Kisumu had one case each.

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Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe, in a statement to newsrooms, noted that 82 patients recovered from the disease, all of them from the Home-Based and Isolation Care program; this pushes the total recoveries to 319,117.

There is no death reported. Therefore, the cumulative fatalities remain at 5,651.

The Ministry also stated that 8 patients are currently admitted in various health facilities countrywide, while 1,239 are under the Home-Based Isolation and Care program.

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“No patient is in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), none is on supplemental oxygen and no patient is in the High Dependency Unit (HDU).”

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