Jul 28, 2021

Mawazo Writing Africa

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Kenya records 162 new Covid cases with 4.7pc positivity rate

When the new numbers were announced on Sunday, the Ministry of Health announced that the new cases came from a sample size of 3,452 that were tested within 24 hours.

This brings the total number of confirmed positive cases to 170,647, with the cumulative tests performed so far amounting to 1,809,890.

In a press release, the secretary of the Mutahi Kagwe Health Cabinet said the youngest patient in the new cases is 17 years old while the oldest is 70 years old.

Of the confirmed cases, 152 are Kenyans and 10 are foreigners , 116 male and 46 female.

In all counties, the new infections are distributed as follows: Nairobi 55, Busia 32, Homa Bay 10, Kilifi and Mombasa 10, each Kiambu 8, Kisii 5, Meru 4, Kisumu, Migori, Nakuru, Nye ri and Uasin Gishu reported 3 cases each, Kitui, Kwale, Machakos, and Turkana reported 2 cases each, while Makueni, Tharaka Nithi, Trans Nzoia, Kajia do, and Kirinyaga counties reported 1 case each.


In the same 24 hour period, 643 patients have recovered from the disease, 406 from the home care and isolation program and 237 from various hospitals across the country resulting in a full recovery of 116,776.

During the same time period, 16 deaths were reported from reports of facility audit records held on various dates in the April and May were carried out. This brings the cumulative deaths to 3,157.

A total of 1,225 patients are currently being admitted to various health facilities across the country, while 4,724 are being treated as part of the home care and isolation program. Of these, 93 patients are in the intensive care unit, 20 of whom are ventilated and 76 are receiving additional oxygen. Seventeen patients are being observed.

A further 85 patients receive additional oxygen separately, 79 of them on general wards and six in units with high dependency.