Kenya records 719 new Covid-19 cases and 9 deaths


The Ministry of Health on Tuesday announced that 719 people tested positive for COVID-19 from a sample of 7,606 tested in the last 24 hours bringing the positivity rate to 9.5%.

From the confirmed cases 666 are Kenyans while 53 are foreigner. 435 are males and 284 females.

In terms of county distribution; Nairobi 188, Busia 76, Kakamega 26, Nakuru 23, Vihiga 22,Mombasa 17, Bungoma 16,Homa Bay 15, Machakos 14, Kericho 13,Turkana 13,Nandi 11,Kiambu 11, Laikipia 10,Taita Taveta 7,Embu 6, Kajiado 6,Nyamira 5,Kwale 4, Makueni 4,Trans Nzoia 3, Nyeri 2, Kirinyaga 2,Kitui 2, Migori 2, Narok 1,Nyandarua 1, Garissa 1, Isiolo 1,Meru 1 and Bomet 1.

The ministry also confirmed 800 patients to have recovered from the disease, 695 from Home Based and Isolation Care programs while 105 are from various health facilities countrywide.

The total recoveries now stand at 125,388 out of whom 90,769 are from Home Based Care and Isolation program, while 34,619 are from various health facilities.

Sadly, 9 patients succumbed to the disease, all of them of late deaths reported after conducting facility and record audits on diverse deaths. The cumulative fatalities now stand at 3,621.

By Shammah Bushuru