The Ministry of Health has on Sunday confirmed 86 new COVID-19 cases from a sample size of 2,789 pushing the cumulative number of cases in the country to 165,465.
“86 people have tested positive to the disease, from a sample size of 2,789 tested in the last 24 hours. The positivity rate is 3.1%. From the cases 84 are Kenyans and 2 are foreigners. 44 are females and 42 males.
Total confirmed positive cases are now 165,465 and cumulative tests so far conducted are 1,744,393.” Said Ministry of Health.
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Distribution of the new cases is as follows; Nairobi 27, UasinGishu 8, Kilifi 8, Mombasa 7, Busia, Migori, Kisii & HomaBay 4 each, Kericho and Machakos 3 cases each, Laikipia & Embu 2 cases each, Kiambu, Kisumu, Makueni, Murang’a, Nakuru, Nandi, TaitaTaveta, WestPokot, Kajiado & ElgeyoMarakwet 1 each.
At the same time, 123 patients recovered from the virus out of which 58 pf them are from home-based care and 65 from various Health Facilities in the country. Cumulative number of recoveries now stand at 113,612.
“123 patients have recovered, 65 from various health facilities countrywide while 58 are from the Home Based and Isolation Care. Total recoveries now stand at 113,612 of whom 82,542 are from Home Based Care & Isolation, while 31,070 are from various health facilities countrywide.” Said Ministry of Health.
Sadly, 2 people succumbed to the virus pushing the cumulative number of fatalities in the country to 3,003.
“2 deaths have been reported in the last 24 hours, all of them having occurred on diverse dates within the last one month. This now pushes the cumulative fatalities to 3,003.” Said Ministry of Health.
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