7 patients succumb to Covid-19 as Kenya records 400 new cases


The Ministry of Health has announced 400 people to have tested positive for the disease, from a sample size of 5,068 tested in the last 24 hours on Tuesday.

The positivity rate is now at 7.9%.

From the cases 386 are Kenyans while 14 are foreigners; 220 are males and 180 are females.

The total confirmed positive  cases are now 186,453 and cumulative tests so far conducted are 1,989, 066.

In terms of county distribution; Nairobi 155, Kilifi 43, Uasin Gishu 34, Siaya 21, Kiambu 19,Busia 18,Mombasa 16,Kisumu 13, Nyamira 11, Nakuru 11, Narok 6,

Kwale 5, Marsabit 5, Murang’a 5,Nyandarua 4, Nyeri 4, Kisii 4, Homa Bay 4, Bomet 3, Kajiado 3, Kakamega 3, Kitui 3, Kericho 2, Migori 2, Machakos ,Trans Nzoia, Embu,Turkana, West Pokot and Garisa 1 case each.

The ministry also confirmed 354 patients to have recovered from the disease, 259 from Home Based and Isolation Care Program while 95 from various health facilities countrywide.

The total recoveries now stands at 129,165 out of whom 9,365 are from Home Based Care and Isolation program while 35,515 are from  various health facilities.

Unfortunately, 7 patients succumbed to the disease, all of them being late deaths reported after conducting facility record audit of diverse dates in the month of June 2021.

The cumulative fatalities now stand at 3,667.

By Shammah Bushuru