COVID UPDATES

403 new cases and 18 deaths of Covid-19 reported

The positivity rate is now 7.2 per cent.

In Summary

• 442 patients have recovered from the disease, bringing the total number of recoveries to 120,031.

• 163 patients are in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), 30 of whom are on ventilatory support and 113 on supplemental oxygen.

Health CS Mutahi Kagwe.
Health CS Mutahi Kagwe.
Image: MAGRET WANJIRU

 

Kenya has reported 403 new cases of coronavirus in the last 24 hours, according to the Ministry of Health.

The news cases were picked from a sample size of 5,577 tested in the last 24 hours.

The positivity rate is now 7.2 per cent.

From the cases, 399 are Kenyans except 4 that are foreigners, and 215 are males while 188 females.

The total confirmed positive cases are now 175,176 and cumulative tests so far conducted are 1,864,020.

In a statement on Saturday, Health CS Mutahi Kagwe said that 442 patients have recovered from the disease, 418 from the Home Based and Isolation Care program while 24 are from various health facilities countrywide.

Total recoveries now stand at 120,031.

Kagwe added that 18 people have succumbed to the disease, one of them having occurred in the last 24 hours, while 17 are late deaths reported after conducting Facility Record Audits on diverse dates in the months of May and June.

This now pushes the cumulative fatalities to 3,396.

A total of 957 patients are currently admitted to various health facilities countrywide, while 4,796 patients are under the Home Based Isolation and Care program.

Also, 163 patients are in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), 30 of whom are on ventilatory support and 113 on supplemental oxygen. 20 patients are under observation.

Another 105 patients are separately on supplemental oxygen with 100 of them in general wards and 5 in High Dependency Units (HDU).

In today’s distribution, Nairobi leads with 47 cases followed by Kisii 34, Kericho 33, Nyeri 31, Siaya 31, Kisumu 29, Mombasa 27, Nakuru 22, and Homa Bay 21.

Migori 18, Nyamira 17, Bomet 15, Busia 13, Kakamega 8, Baringo 7, Trans Nzoia 6, Uasin Gishu 6, Kiambu 5, Vihiga 5, Bungoma 4, Kirinyaga 4, Murang’a 2, Embu 2, Narok 2, West Pokot 2, Kajiado 2, Kilifi 2, Laikipia 2, while Machakos, Meru, Nandi, Garissa, Kitui and Kwale have single cases each.