The Ministry of Health on Saturday announced that 26 people have tested positive for COVID-19 from a sample size of 2,967 tested in the last 24 hours, marking a positivity rate of 1.2 percent.
“Of the cases, 17 are Kenyans while 19 are foreigners; 21 are males and 15 are females. The youngest is a five year-old child while the oldest is 72 years old.” Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe said in a statement on Saturday.
This now brings the total number of cases recorded to 324,011 out of the 3,630,986 tests conducted so far.
In terms of county distribution, Nairobi county is leading with 24, Kiambu 8, Lamu 2, Kisumu and Narok 1 case each
Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe, in a statement to newsrooms, noted that ten patients recovered from the disease, all of them from the Home-Based and Isolation Care program; this pushes the total recoveries to 318,130.
There is no death reported. Therefore, the cumulative fatalities remain at 5,649.
The Ministry also stated that 6 patients are currently admitted in various health facilities countrywide, while 226 are under the Home-Based Isolation and Care program.
“No patient is in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), 2 patients are on ventilatory support and are in the general wards. Another 58 patients are on supplemental oxygen. No patient is in the High Dependency Unit (HDU),” read the statement.