Kenya records 316 new Covid-19 cases as 12 succumb

Written By: Claire Wanja

The Ministry of Health has recorded 316 new Covid-19 cases from a sample size of 4,251 tested in the last 24 hours bringing the positivity rate is at 7.4%.

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From the cases 308 are Kenyans while 8 are foreigners with 204 being males and 112 females. The youngest is a four-month-old-infant while the oldest is 89 years.

In a statement Sunday, Health Cabinet Secretary Senator Mutahi Kagwe says total confirmed positive cases are now 163,554 and cumulative tests so far conducted are 1,719,289.

In terms of County distribution; Nairobi 97, Kisii 38, Kilifi 38, Taita Taveta 34, Uasin Gishu 17, Mombasa 15, Kiambu 11, Murang’a 9, Nyeri 7, Kwale 6, Kericho 5, Nandi 5, Machakos 5, Kajiado 3, Migori 3, Nakuru 3, Meru 2, Bungoma 2, Elgeyo Marakwet, Garissa, Samburu, Kakamega, Kirinyaga, Siaya,Turkana, Laikipia, Narok, Lamu, Wajir and West Pokot 1 case each

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The CS said 62 patients have recovered from the disease, 39 from various health facilities countrywide, while 23 are from the Home Based and Isolation Care. Total recoveries now stand at 111,191 of whom 80,558 are from Home Based Care and Isolation while 30,633 are from various health facilities.

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Sadly, 12 deaths have been reported in the last 24 hours. One occurred in the last 24 hours and 11 on diverse dates within the last one month. This now pushes the cumulative fatalities to 2,895.

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A total of 1,099 patients are currently admitted in various health facilities countrywide, while 6,290 patients are on Home Based Isolation and Care. 133 patients are in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), 27 of whom are on ventilatory support and 81 on supplemental oxygen. 25 patients are on observation.

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Another 102 patients are separately on supplemental oxygen with 96 of them in general wards and 6 in High Dependency Units(HDU).

A total of 916,800 persons have so far been vaccinated against the COVID-19 disease countrywide. Of these 534,836 are aged 58 years and above alongside others, Health workers, 160,933, Teachers 143,650, while Security Officers are 77,381.


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