Kenya records 178 new CoVID-19 cases; positivity rate at 2.5%

Kenya records 178 new CoVID-19 cases; positivity rate at 2.5%

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  • The new infections now push the tally of positive cases confirmed so far to 254,057 and the total of samples tested to 2,750,273.

The Ministry of Health on Wednesday announced 178 new COVID-19 infections had been recorded from a sample size of 7,091 tested in the last 24 hours, marking a positivity rate of 2.5 per cent.

The new infections now push the tally of positive cases confirmed so far to 254,057 and the total of samples tested to 2,750,273.

“From the cases 173 are Kenyans and 5 foreigners. 88 males and 90 are females,” the Health Ministry said. 

“The youngest is a two-month-old infant while the oldest is 84 years.”

In terms of County distribution infections read as; Nairobi 65, Machakos 17, Nakuru 15, Kajiado 15, Kiambu 11, Kericho 8, Meru 5, Busia 5, Nyamira 4, Uasin Gishu 4, Siaya 4,Bungoma 3, Mombasa 3, Kisumu 2, Embu 42, Mandera 6, Isiolo 43, Kericho, 44 Lamu, Siaya 45, Wajir 5, Kitui 47, Tana River 46 , Marsabit 47, Migori 43, Kitui 2, Isiolo 2, Kakamega 2, Taita Taveta 2, Kilifi 1, Kisii 1,Makueni 1, Marsabit 1, Nandi 1, Garissa 1, Vihiga 1, Bomet 1 and West Pokot 1.

A total of 403 patients are currently admitted in various health facilities countrywide, while 1,063 are under the Home-Based Isolation and Care program. 

30 patients are in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), 15 of whom are on ventilatory support and 15 on supplemental oxygen. No patient is under observation. 

Another 111 patients are separately on supplemental oxygen with 110 of them are in the general wards.

One patient is in the High Dependency Unit (HDU).

Meanwhile, 31 patients have recovered in the last one day, pushing the total number of recoveries so far to 247,489.

“25 from the Home-Based Isolation and Care program while 6 are from health facilities countrywide,” the MoH added.

“Total recoveries now stand at 247,300 of whom 199,938 are from the Home-Based Care and Isolation program, while 47,551 are from various health facilities countrywide."

No deaths have been reported. The total fatalities remain at 5,314.