Kenya’s Covid positivity rate at 1.8pc as 11 test positive

Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe says 11 people have tested positive for Covid-19 from a sample size of 611 tested in the last 24 hours. The positivity rate is now at 1.8pc.

In a statement Monday, Kagwe says nine of the cases are Kenyans while 2 are foreigners. 8 are male while 3 are female. The youngest is aged 15 years while the oldest is 92 years old.

Total confirmed positive cases are now 337,961 with cumulative tests so far conducted standing at 3,838,822.

In terms of County distribution, Kagwe says nine cases are from Nairobi with Homa Bay and Nyeri recording 1 case each.

Distribution of positive cases by age is as follows; 0-9 years (1), 10-19 years (1), 20-29 years (1), 30-39 (6), 40-49 (0) 50-59 (0), 60 years and above (2).

Kagwe said 5 patients have recovered from the disease, all from the Home Based and Isolation Care Program. This pushes the total recoveries to 332,103 o f whom 278,521 are from the HomeBased Care and Isolation program, while 53,582 are from various health facilities across the country.

“No fatalities were recorded during the period under review so the cumulative fatalities remain at 5,673,” added the CS.

Cumulative deaths by age are; 0-9 years (62), 10-19 years (44), 20-29 (151), 30-39 years (411), 40-49 years (652), 50-59 years (1,032), 60 years and above (3,321).

The CS there are 35 patients currently admitted in the health facilities, while 150 are under the Home-Based Isolation and Care program.

Seven patients are on supplemental oxygen, 1 in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) while 7 are in General Wards.



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