COVID 19: Kenya’s positivity rate at 2.1 percent after 151 people test positive, 3 dead

COVID 19: Kenya’s positivity rate at 2.1 percent after 151 people test positive, 3 dead

  • Total confirmed cases of Covid-19 infections are at 252,839 while cumulative tests stand at 2,682,247.
  • According to the Ministry of Health, three individuals have succumbed to the disease

151 people have tested positive for Covid-19 from a sample size of 7,224 tested in the last 24 hours, reflecting a 2.1 percent positivity rate, the Ministry of Health has revealed.

This now brings the total confirmed cases to 252,839 while cumulative tests stand at 2,682,247.

From the positive cases 141 are Kenyans while 10 are foreigners. The cases are distributed across the counties as follows: Nairobi 30, Bomet 18, Meru 17, Makueni 13, Nakuru 9, Kericho 8, Bungoma 7, Kisii 5, Kajiado 5, Kisumu 4, Mombasa 4, Narok 4, Kakamega 3, Nyeri 3, West Pokot 3, Uasin Gishu 3, Kiambu 3, Marsabit 2, Nyandarua 2, Garissa 2, Elgeyo Marakwet 1, Laikipia 1, Vihiga 1, Machakos 1, Murang’a 1 and Migori 1.

According to the Ministry of Health, three individuals have succumbed to the disease, all of them being late deaths reported after conducting facility record audits in the months of July and October 2021. This now pushes the cumulative deaths to 5,263.

“35 patients have recovered from the disease with 25 from the Home-Based Isolation and Care program while 10 are from various health facilities countrywide. Total recoveries now stand at 246,390 of whom 199,044 are from the Home-Based Care and Isolation program, while 47,346 are from various health facilities countrywide,” the Ministry of Health said.

A total of 488 patients are currently admitted in various health facilities countrywide, while 1,308 are under the Home-Based Isolation and Care program. 27 patients are in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), 13 of whom are on ventilatory support and 14 on supplemental oxygen. No patient is under observation.

“Another 157 patients are separately on supplemental oxygen with 149 of them in the general wards. 8 patients are in the High Dependency Units (HDU),” the Ministry of Health said.