Covid-19: Kenya’s positivity rate at 3.1% after 86 people test positive, 2 dead
Kenya has recorded 86 new COVID-19 cases from a sample size of 2,789 tested in the last 24 hours, marking a positivity rate of 3.1%.
This now brings the country’s total confirmed positive cases to 165,465.
In a statement issued on Sunday, the Ministry of Health also announced that , two deaths have been reported in the last 24 hours, all of them having occurred on diverse dates within the last one month. This now pushes the cumulative fatalities to 3,003.
The 86 new cases are distributed across the country as follows: Nairobi 27, Uasin Gishu 8, Kilifi 8, Mombasa 7, Busia, Migori, Kisii and Homa Bay 4 cases each, Kericho and Machakos 3 cases each, Laikipia and Embu 2 cases each, Kiambu, Kisumu, Makueni, Murang’a, Nakuru, Nandi, Taita Taveta, West Pokot, Kajiado and Elgeyo Marakwet 1 case each.
At the same time, 123 patients are reported to have recovered from the disease, 65 from various health facilities countrywide while 58 are from the Home Based and Isolation Care.
“Total recoveries now stand at 113,612 of whom 82,542 are from Home Based Care and Isolation, while 31,070 are from various health facilities countrywide,” reads the statement.
According to the Ministry of Health, a total of 1,030 patients are currently admitted in various health facilities countrywide, while 4,815 patients are under the Home Based Isolation and Care Program.
Currently there are 109 patients in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), 24 of whom are on ventilatory support and 70 on supplemental oxygen. 15 patients are on observation.
“Another 81 patients are separately on supplemental oxygen with 76 of them in general wards and 5 in High Dependency Units (HDU),” added the Ministry.