3 Covid -19 patients succumb as 796 positive cases are reported

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CS Health Mutahi Kagwe
CS Health Mutahi Kagwe

The Ministry of Health on Friday announced that 796 people have tested positive for Covid-19 from a sample size of 7,392 tested in the last 24 hours.

The positivity rate stands at 10.8%.

Of the cases 746 are Kenyans while 50 are foreigners. 458 are males and 338 are females. The youngest is a 2 year old infant while the oldest is 96 years.

Total confirmed positive cases are now 178,078 and cumulative tests so far conducted are 1,895,028.

Unfortunately 3 patients succumbed in the last 24 hours  pushing the cumulative fatalities to 3,437.

328 people recovered, totaling to 122,346 that have recovered.

In terms of county distribution;  Nairobi 174, Siaya 138, Kisumu 92, Bomet 62, Mombasa 46 ,Homa Bay 30 ,Kisii 24, Uasin Gishu 24 , Vihiga 23, Kakamega 19, Nakuru 16,Trans Nzoia 15, Bungoma 13, Kilifi 11 ,Kiambu 9, Kajiado 8, Kericho 8, Meru  8, Nandi 6, Garissa 4, Kwale 4 ,Migori 3 ,Lamu 2 ,Murang’a 2 ,Nyandarua 2, Nyeri 2,  Taita Taveta 2, Turkana 2 ,West Pokot 2, Elgeyo Marakwet 1, Laikipia 1, Machakos 1 and Narok 1.

By Shammah Bushuru