Kenya’s COVID-19 positivity rate now at 10.8%, 629 new cases reported
The Ministry of Health has announced a 10.8 percent COVID-19 positivity rate in the country in the last 24 hours, based on 629 new cases tested from 5,832 samples.
The new infections bring the total number of cases to 152,523 and the total number of samples to 1,611,679, 400 days after the first case in Kenya was reported.
According to the statement, 612 Kenyans and 17 foreigners have been infected.
There are currently 1,527 patients in different health facilities throughout the country, with 6,751 patients on Home Based Isolation and Care.
The Intensive Care Unit (ICU) has 251 patients, 54 are on ventilatory support and 155 on supplemental oxygen. 42 patients are being monitored.
Another 192 patients are on supplemental oxygen, 177 of whom are in general wards while 15 of those are in High Dependency Units (HDU).
Distribution of positive cases by age is as follows: 0-9 years (16) 10-19 years (38), 20-29 years (97), 30-39 years (126), 40-49 years (124), 50-59 years (93), 60 and above (135)
In terms of County distribution; Nairobi 201, Kericho 43, Nakuru 37. Kiambu 36, Machakos 31, Uasin Gishu 30, Garissa 25, Kilifi 22, Meru, Kitui, Kisumu and Nyamira 17 cases each, Turkana 15, Mombasa 15, Siaya 13, Kirinyaga 10, Nandi, Isiolo and Kajiado 9 cases each, Bomet and Homa bay 8 cases cach, Nyandarua and Taita Taveta 7 cases each, Kakamega 5, Nyeri and Laikipia 4 cases each, Makueni and Narok 3 cases each, Murang’a 2, West Pokot, Elgeyo Marakwet, Kisi, Kwale and Migori 1 case each
In terms of Sub County Distribution; the 201 cases in Nairobi are from Roysambu (30), Langata (24), Westlands (19), Starehe (17), Embakasi East (16), Dagoretti North and Kasarani (12) cases each, Embakasi South (10), Embakasi North and Kamukunji (8) cases each, Embakasi West, Kibra and Ruaraka (7) cases each, Dagoretti South, Embakasi Central, Makadara and Mathare (6) cases each
Meanwhile, 1,560 recoveries have been reported in the last 24 hours, bringing the country’s total to 103,838.
According to the Ministry of Health, 202 new recoveries have been made at various health facilities, while 1,358 were from the Home Based and Isolation Care program.
Concurrently, 18 new fatalities have brought the total number of casualties to 2,519.
According to the Ministry of Health, two of the new deaths occurred within the last 24 hours, eight within the last month, and eight others were late death reports that occurred on different dates and were reported after facility record audits.