Kenya's positivity rate at 7.4% after 431 new cases

In Summary

• From these cases, 410 are Kenyans while 21 are foreigners, with 248 being males and 183 being females.

• 31 patients have recovered from the disease, with 23 from the home based and isolation care while eight are from various health facilities.

Health CS Mutahi Kagwe during a press conference at Afya house on April 9, 2020.
Health CS Mutahi Kagwe during a press conference at Afya house on April 9, 2020.
Image: DOUGLAS OKIDDY

Kenya on Wednesday recorded 431 new Covid-19 cases, from a sample size of 5, 846 taken in the last 24 hours with the positivity rate now at 7.4%.

From these cases, 410 are Kenyans while 21 are foreigners, with 248 being males and 183 being females.

Age wise, the youngest is a four-month-old baby while the oldest is 90 years old.

This now brings the total number of positive cases to 169,356, and the cumulative tests so far conducted are 1,792,939.

In terms of recovery, 31 patients have recovered from the disease, with 23 from the home based and isolation care while eight are from various health facilities.

The total number of recoveries in the country stands at 115,844, with 84,251 from home based and isolation care while 31,593 are from various health facilities.

On a sad note, the country has lost 10 patients to the disease in the last 24 hours, all of them being late deaths reports arising after conducting facility record audits within the last one month.

This now brings the total number of fatalities to 3,097.

A total of 1,103 patients are currently admitted in various health facilities countrywide, while 4,713 patients are on home based isolation and care.

113 patients are in ICU, 24 of whom are on ventilatory support and 65 on supplemental oxygen. 24 patients are on observation.

Another 98 patients are separately on supplementary oxygen with 91 of them in general wards and seven are in High Dependency Unit.

As of today, a total of 960,379 people have so far been vaccinated countrywide.

Of these, 291,259 are aged 58 years and above, 164,588 are health workers, 151,127 are teachers, 81,158 are security officers while 272,247 belong to the others category.