COVID-19

644 recoveries as 817 test positive for Covid

No patient is under observation.

In Summary

•The new cases bring the total caseload in Kenya to 232,869 and the positivity rate to 12.9%.

•A total of 1,972 patients are currently admitted in various hospitals while 8,674 are under the Home-Based Isolation and Care program. 

Health CS Mutahi Kagwe during a presser at Radisson Blue in Nairobi on June 25, 2021.
Health CS Mutahi Kagwe during a presser at Radisson Blue in Nairobi on June 25, 2021.
Image: MARGARET WANJIRU

The Ministry of Health has announced 817 new cases of Covid-19 from 6,350 samples tested in the last 24 hours.

The new cases bring the total caseload in Kenya to 232,869 and the positivity rate to 12.9%.

From the new cases, 427 are female while 390 are male.

The ministry also announced 644 recoveries, 559 from the Home-Based Isolation and Care program while 85 are from various health facilities countrywide.

Total recoveries now stand at 216,771.

The number of deaths increased by 35 to 4,635. Out of the new deaths, one occurred in the last 24 hours, while 34 are late reports from facility audits in July and August 2021.

A total of 1,972 patients are currently admitted in various hospitals while 8,674 are under the home-based isolation and care programme.

Another 156 patients are in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), 126 of whom are on ventilatory support and 30 on supplemental oxygen.

No patient is under observation.

An additional 697 patients are separately on supplemental oxygen, 621 of them in general wards and 76 in High Dependency Units.

In terms of distribution; Nairobi County recorded 215 cases, Kiambu 110, Nakuru 45, Kericho 44, Uasin Gishu 35, Kajiado and Machakos 32 each, Nyandarua 31, Kitui 30, Makueni 28, Kilifi and Garissa 24 each, Nyeri 23, Murang’a 21, Kirinyaga 14, Embu 13, Kisii 12, and Laikipia 11 cases.

Tana River recorded 10 cases, Busia 8, Mombasa 7, Kakamega, Narok and Lamu 6 cases each, Baringo and Nandi 5 each, Siaya 4, Homa Bay and Samburu 3 each, Elgeyo Marakwet, Trans Nzoia and West Pokot 2 cases each.

Marsabit, Meru, Kisumu and Vihiga recorded a case each.

 

Edited by CM