Kenya records 618 Covid-19 new cases and 17 deaths

CS Health Mutahi Kagwe
CS Health Mutahi Kagwe

The Ministry of Health announced on Tuesday 618 people to have tested positive from the Covid-19 from a sample size of 5,507 tested in the last 24 hours.

This brings the positivity rate to 11.2%.

The total number of reported positive cases now stands at 193,807.

In terms of County distribution; Nairobi 272,Mombasa 52,Kiambu 41,Nakuru 30,Uasin Gishu 24, Migori 23,Busia 19, Nandi 17,Kirinyaga 12,Kilifi 11, Kitui 10, Murang’a 10 ,Kajiado 9,Kericho 8, Kisumu 8, Machakos 8,Siaya 8,Vihiga 7, Garissa 7,Taita Taveta 6,Turkana 6,Homa Bay 5,Nyandarua 3, Meru 3,Embu 3,Bungoma 2,Kakamega 2, Kisii 2,Nyamira 2,Nyeri 2,Bomet 1,Laikipia 1 and Makueni 1.

The Ministry also confirmed 290 patients to have recovered from the disease with 261 from Home Based Isolation and Care and 29 from various health facilities countrywide. The total number of recoveries now stand at 183,211.

Unfortunately, 17 patients succumbed to the disease all of them being of late deaths reported after conducting facility record audit.

By Shammah Bushuru