Kenya records 503 new Covid-19 cases and 11 deaths

CS Health Mutahi Kagwe
CS Health Mutahi Kagwe

The Ministry of Health announced on Wednesday 503 people have tested Covid-19 positive from a sample size of 4,060 tested in the last 24 hours.

The positivity rate is now at 12.4%.This brings the total number of confirmed positive cases to 194,310.

In terms of county distribution; Nairobi 334,Kilifi 84,Nakuru 21,Kiambu 20,Kajiado 6,Machakos 5,Murang’a 5, Siaya 4,Taita Taveta 4, Garissa,Nyeri,Turkana and Uasin Gishu 3 cases each, Mombasa 2,Bungoma,Homabay,Nyandarua,Kisumu,Kericho and Makueni 1 case each.

The Ministry also confirmed 769 patients to have recovered from the disease with 523 from Home Based Isolation and Care program while 246 are from various health facilities countrywide.

The total numbers of recoveries now stand at 183,980.

Unfortunately, 11 patients have succumbed to the disease all of them being late deaths reported after conducting facility record audits in the months of April,May and July 2021. This now pushes the cumulative fatalities to 3,811.

By Shammah Bushuru