Covid-19 positivity rate hits 16% as 731 test positive

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731 people have today tested positive to Covid-19 out of a sample size of 4,513 tested in the last 24 hours as reported by the Ministry of Health. This has led the total number of positive cases to hit 113,967 with 1,373,839 cumulative tests conducted. 691 are Kenyans out of the 731 cases with 40 being foreigners whereas 436 are males while 295 are females. The oldest case being 84 while and the youngest being a one-year-old baby.

541 cases were reported from the country’s capital in terms of county distribution, while Tharaka Nithi registered 42, Machakos 39, Kiambu 26, Kajiado 18, Mombasa 18, Meru 9, Nyeri 5, Makueni 5, Nakuru 4, Garissa 3, Kilifi 2, Kisii 2, Murang’a 2, Narok 2, Nyamira 2, Trans Nzoia 2, Uasin Gishu 2, Kisumu 1, Mandera 1, Migori 1, Nyandarua 1, Kirinyaga 1, Wajir 1 and Bomet 1 respectively.

Luckily, 191 patients recovered from the disease, 166 from the Home-Based and Isolation Care while 25 are from various health facilities. Total recoveries now standing at 88,596. 5 patients succumbed to the disease pushing the cumulative fatality to 1,918.

A total of 678 patients are currently admitted in various health facilities countrywide, while 2,129 patients are on Home Based Isolation and Care. 109 patients are in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), 23 of whom are on ventilatory support and 72 on supplemental oxygen. 14 patients are on observation. Another 24 patients are separately on supplementary oxygen with all of them in general wards.