COVID-19:152 new cases, positivity at 2.6%

Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe at a past function/Image courtesy

The Ministry of Health on Sunday announced that 101 people tested positive for COVID-19 from a sample size of 3,923 tested in the last 24 hours, marking a positivity rate of 2.6 percent.

Of the cases, 95 are Kenyans while 6 are foreigners; 54 are males and 47 are females. The youngest is a one-year-old child while the oldest is 99 years.

Total confirmed positive cases are now 321,335 while cumulative tests so far conducted are at 3,220,562.

In terms of county distribution, Nairobi is leading with 42 cases, Nakuru 22,Uasin Gishu 10,Kericho 8,Vihiga 3,Siaya 2,Bomet 2,Homa Bay 2,Kilifi 2,Kwale 1,Machakos 1,Nyeri 1,West Pokot 1,Mombasa 1,Muranga 1,Nandi 1 and Kajiado 1

The Ministry said 542 patients recovered from the disease, 432 from the Home-Based Isolation and Care program, and 110 were discharged from various health facilities countrywide. Total recoveries rose to 294,615.

Two patients are reported to have succumbed to the coronavirus disease, all of them being late deaths reported after conducting facility record audits. This pushes the cumulative fatalities to 5,580.

“A total of 452 patients are currently admitted in various health facilities countrywide, while 4,690 are under the Home-Based Isolation and Care program,” noted Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe in a statement to newsrooms.

“17 patients are in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), all of them are on ventilatory support.

Another 94 patients are on supplemental oxygen and 91 of them are in the general wards. Three patients is in the High Dependency Unit (HDU).”

The CS said a total of 12 million doses of vaccines have been administered across the country.

The Ministry will conduct mass vaccination across the country for two weeks.

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