The Ministry of Health on Thursday announced that 559 people have tested positive for COVID-19 from a sample size of 3,639 tested in the last 24 hours, marking a positivity rate of 15.4 percent.
“Of the cases, 486 are Kenyans while 73 are foreigners; 322 are males and 237 are females. The youngest is a one – year-old child while the oldest is 93 years old.” Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe said in a statement on Wednesday.
This now brings the total number of cases recorded to 331,037 and cumulative tests so far conducted are 3,735,338.
In terms of county distribution, Nairobi county is leading with 253, Siaya 76, Kiambu 48,Nakuru 27, Nyeri 22, Kilifi 20, Kitui 20, Trans Nzoia 14, Kericho 13, Mombasa 12, Uasin Gishu 11, Kajiado 8. Garissa 7,Kisumu 7, Meru 4, Nyamira 4,Embu 3, Lamu 3, Murang’a 2, Bungoma, Homa Bay, Kirinyaga, Kwale and Laikipia had one case each.
Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe, in a statement to the newsrooms, noted that 213 patients recovered from the disease, 207 of them from the Home-Based and Isolation Care program while six are from various health facilities countrywide; this pushes the total recoveries to 321,494
There is no death reported. Therefore, the cumulative fatalities remain at 5,651.
The Ministry also stated that 89 patients are currently admitted in various health facilities countrywide, while 3,803 are under the Home-Based Isolation and Care program.
“Two patients are in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) and are on ventilator support, while 16 are in general wards and are on supplemental oxygen and no patient is in the High Dependency Unit (HDU).”