Is It A New COVID Wave, 89 Cases Reported

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

The Ministry of Health on Friday announced that 89 people have tested positive for COVID-19 from a sample size of 2,634 tested in the last 24 hours, marking a positivity rate of 3.4 percent.

“Of the cases, 55 are Kenyans while 34 are foreigners; 51 are females and 38 are males. The youngest is a two year-old child while the oldest is 80 years old.” Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe said in a statement on Friday.

This now brings the total number of cases recorded to  324,558 and cumulative tests so far conducted are 3,660,676.

In terms of county distribution, Nairobi county is leading with Nairobi 72, Kiambu 8, Nakuru 3, Siaya 3, Embu, Mandera and Murang’a had one case each.

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Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe, in a statement to newsrooms, noted that 25 patients recovered from the disease, all of them from the Home-Based and Isolation Care program; this pushes the total recoveries to 318,420.

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

The Ministry also stated that 4 patients are currently admitted in various health facilities countrywide, while 421 are under the Home-Based Isolation and Care program.

“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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