Covid-19: Positivity rate shoots to 10 per cent as 622 people test positive, 30 die

Wednesday, June 23rd, 2021 19:14 | By
Health CS Mutahi Kagwe.Photo/PD

Health Cabinet Sectary Mutahi Kagwe has announced 622 more cases of Covid-19 from a sample size of 6,236 that were tested in the last 24 hours. This represents a positivity rate of 10 per cent.

These new cases bring the total number of positive cases in the country to 180, 498 while the cumulative tests conducted so far are 1, 920,018.

On a positive note, 313 patients have been given a clean bill of health of whom 206 are from Home Based and isolation care and the remaining 107 were discharged from various hospital.

The total number of recoveries now stands at 123,363 of which 89,398 are from home based care and isolation program and 33,965 were treated from hospitals.

Sadly, CS Kagwe announced 30 more deaths of which one was recorded in the last 24 hours while 29 are late deaths reported after conducting facility audit records on diverse dates in the months of March, April, May and June. The cumulative fatalities now stand at 3,514.

As of Wednesday, 1,053 patients have been admitted to various health facilities countrywide over Covid-19 while 6,612 others are under home based isolation and care program.

101 patients are in the ICU, 33 of whom are on ventilatory support and 51 on supplemental oxygen. 17 patients are under observation.

135 patients are separately on supplemental oxygen with 125 of them in general wards and 10 in High Dependency Units (HDU).

The new confirmed positive cases are distributed in the counties as follow; Nairobi has 115 new coronavirus cases, Siaya 83, Busia 69, Kisumu 66, Mombasa 47, Kiambu 38, Kericho 35, Homa Bay 20, Uasin Gishu 19, Vihiga 18, Trans Nzoia 17, Kakamega 15, Nakuru 11, Bungoma 10, Kisii 8, Machakos 7, Kilifi 6, Murang’a 5 and Kajiado 5.

Taita Taveta recorded 5, Nyandarua 3, Nyeri 3, Turkana 3, Embu 2, Garissa 2, Marsabit 2, Migori 2, Isiolo 1, Kwale 1, Makueni 1, Narok 1, West Pokot 1 and Bomet 1.

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