Kenya records 761 new Covid-19 cases and 9 deaths


The Ministry of Health has today announced 761 people to have tested positive for the disease from a sample size of 5,794 tested in the last 24 hours.

The positivity rate is now at 13.1%.

From the cases 727 are Kenyans while 34 are foreigners.

381 are females and 380 are males.

The total confirmed positive cases are now 189,703 and cumulative tests so far conducted are 2,023,807.

In terms of county distribution; Nairobi 189, Kisumu 133, Laikipia 104, Uasin Gishu 45, Nakuru 35, Mombasa 35, Kiambu 27, Kitui 23, Garissa 20, Kilifi 18, Siaya 7, Vihiga 7, Kirinyaga 6, Makueni 6, Kisii 6, Kwale 6, Bungoma 5, Kericho 5, Nyamira 5, Embu ,Homa Bay,Kajiado,Kakameg,Narok ,Nyandarua 2 each and Baringo,Bomet,Elgeyo Marakwet and Meru 1 case each.

The Ministry also confirmed 71 patients to have recovered from the disease with 45 from Home Based Isolation and Care, while 26 from various health facilities country wide.

The total number of recoveries stands at 180,624 out of whom 143,737 are from the Home Based Care and Isolation program, while 36,887 are from various health facilities.

Sadly, 9 patients succumbed to the disease. All of them being of late deaths reported after conducting facility record audit in April and June 2021.This now push the cumulative fatalities to 3,732.

By Shammah Bushuru