Positivity rate in Kenya dropped on Saturday after the Ministry of Health confirmed 2678 new cases from 4,436 samples tested in the last 24 hours.
The new cases which comprise of 253 Kenyans and 14 foreigners now push the Cumulative Number of COVID-19 cases and samples to 165,379 and 1,741,604.
“267 people have tested positive to the disease, from a sample size of 4,436 tested in the last 24 hours with a positivity rate of 6.0%. From the cases 253 are Kenyans and 14 are foreigners. 237 are males and 155 females.
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Total confirmed positive cases are now 165,379 and Cumulative tests so far conducted are 1,741,604.” Said MOH
Distribution of the new cases is as follows; Nairobi 67, Meru 42, Busia 18, Uasin Gishu 15, Kilifi 15, Kiambu 12, Nandi 12, Nyeri 12, Nakuru 11, Kericho 8, Mombasa 7, Trans Nzoia 6, Kajiado 5, Embu 4, Kisii 3, Kisumu 3, Migori 3, Siaya 3, Kitui 3, Makueni 2, Baringo 2, Homa Bay 2, Taita Taveta 2.
Tharaka Nithi 1, Vihiga 1, West Pokot 1, Bungoma 1, Elgeyo Marakwet 1, Marsabit 1, Laikipia 1, Nyamira 1, Kakamega 1, Garissa 1.
On a positive note, 57 patients recovered from the virus pushing the cumulative number of recoveries in the country to 113,489. Out of the recoveries, 34 are from home-based care and 23 are from various health facilities in the country.
“57 patients have recovered from the disease, 34 from the Home Based & Isolation Care while 23 are from various health facilities countrywide. Total recoveries now stand at 113,489 of whom 82,484 are from Home Based Care & Isolation, while 31,005 are from various health facilities.” Said MOH
Unfortunately, 25 people succumbed to the death out of which 8 of them occurred in the last one month and 17 are from late hospital records. Cumulative number of fatalities now stand at 3,001.
“25 deaths have been reported in the last 24 hours, 8 having occurred on diverse dates within the last one month and 17 are deaths reported after conducting facility record audits. This now pushes the cumulative fatalities to 3,001.” Said Ministry of Health.
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