Kenya's positivity rate at 8.3% after 349 new cases

In Summary

• 176 patients have recovered from the disease, with 144 from the home based and isolation care while 32 are from various health facilities.

• 92 patients are in ICU, 21 of whom are on ventilatory support and 54 on supplemental oxygen. 17 patients are on observation.

Health CS Mutahi Kagwe during a media briefing on coronavirus at Afya House in Nairobi on April 4, 2020.
Health CS Mutahi Kagwe during a media briefing on coronavirus at Afya House in Nairobi on April 4, 2020.
Image: EZEKIEL AMING'A

Kenya on Tuesday recorded 349 new Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours, from a sample size of 4, 208, with the positivity rate now at 8.3%.

From these cases, 327 are Kenyans while 22 are foreigners, with 196 being males and 153 being females.

Age wise, the youngest is a seven-day-old infant while the oldest is 90 years old.

This now brings the total number of positive cases to 171,084, and the cumulative tests so far conducted are 1,815,766.

In terms of recovery, 176 patients have recovered from the disease, with 144 from the home based and isolation care while 32 are from various health facilities.

The total number of recoveries in the country stands at 117,023, with 85,040 from home based and isolation care while 31,983 are from various health facilities.

On a sad note, the country has lost 16 patients to the disease in the last 24 hours, all of them being late deaths reports arising after conducting facility record audits in the months of April and May.

This now brings the total number of fatalities to 3,188.

A total of 1,257 patients are currently admitted in various health facilities countrywide, while 4,704 patients are on home based isolation and care.

92 patients are in ICU, 21 of whom are on ventilatory support and 54 on supplemental oxygen. 17 patients are on observation.

Another 90 patients are separately on supplementary oxygen with 84 of them in general wards and six are in High Dependency Unit.