Covid-19 Updates: Kenya records 943 new cases

The Ministry of Health on Saturday announced that 121 people have tested positive for COVID-19 from a sample size of 6,454 tested in the last 24 hours, marking a positivity rate of 1.9 percent.

The Ministry of Health on Thursday in Covid-19 updates announced that 943 people have tested positive for the disease from a sample size of 5,787 tested in the last 24 hours.

The positivity rate now stands at 16.3 percent.

“From the cases 875 are Kenyans while 68 are foreigners. Men are still leading in infection at 501 while women are at 442, the youngest is a four month old baby while the oldest is 92 years old. Total confirmed positive cases are now 258,557 and cumulative tests so far conducted are 2,908,081,” said the Ministry.

The cases are distributed in counties as follows Nairobi 585,Kiambu 120,Nakuru 56,Kajiado 25,Kisumu 13,Kericho 12,Mombasa 11,Kakamega 10,Nyeri 10,Laikipia 9,Busia (,Embu 8,Siaya 7,Machakos 7,Kirinyaga 7,Meru 6,Migori 6,Baringo 5,Murang’a 5,Uasin Gishu 4,Garissa 3,Kwale 3,Marsabit 3,Narok 3,Kisii 3,Kitui 2,Kilifi 2,West Pokot 2,Homa Bay 1,Nyandarua 1,Turkana 1,Vihiga 1,Wajir 1,Bomet and Bungoma 1

The ministry also said that 145 patients recovered from the disease, of this 111 were from the Home Based Isolation and Care program while 34 are from various health facilities across the country.

There was no death reported. Cumulative fatalities remain at 5,350

“A total of 177 patients are admitted in various health facilities countrywide, while 1,986 are under the Home-Based Isolation and Care program.9 patients are in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), 3 of them on ventilator support while 6 are on supplemental oxygen,” The Cabinet Secretary said.

“Another 41 patients are on Supplemental Oxygen and 40 of them are in the general wards. One patient is in high Dependency Unit (HDU),”He added.

Kagwe said that a total of 8,515,984 vaccines had so far been administered across the country of these 5,101,374 were partially vaccinated while 3,414,610 are fully vaccinated.

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