Covid-19 Update: 400 test positive as positivity rate stands at 7.9%

Tuesday, July 6th, 2021 19:33 | By
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Health CS Mutahi Kagwe. MOH Acting DG Dr.Patrick Amoth and Govt Spokesperson Col Cyrus Oguna.
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The Ministry of Health (MOH) has stated that 400 people have tested positive for the disease, from a sample size of 5,068 tested in the last 24 hours. The positivity rate now stands at 7.9%

In a statement released on Tuesday, July 6 MOH said that 386 of the infected are Kenyans while 14 are foreigners. 220 are males and 180 females. The youngest is a 12-
day-old infant while the oldest is 97 years.

"Total confirmed positive cases are now 186,453 and cumulative tests so far
conducted are 1,989,066," MOH said.

According to MOH, 354 patients have recovered from the disease. 259 are from the Home Based and Isolation Care program while 95 from various health facilities countrywide.

Total recoveries now stand at 29,165 out of whom 93,650 are from Home Based Care and Isolation program, while 35,515 are from various health facilities.

Unfortunately, 7 patients have succumbed to the disease, all of them being late deaths reported after conducting facility record audits on diverse dates in the month of June 2021.

The cumulative fatalities now stand at 3,697. Our sincere condolences to all those
who have lost their loved ones.

In terms of County distribution; Nairobi had 155, Kilifi 43, Uasin Gishu 34, Siaya 21, Kiambu 19, Busia 18, Mombasa 16, Kisumu 13, Nyamira 11, Nakuru 11, Narok 6, Kwale 5, Marsabit 5 and Murang’a 5.

Nyandarua had 4, Nyeri 4, Kisii 4, Homa Bay 4, Bomet 3, Kajiado 3, Kakamega 3, Kitui 3, Kericho 2, Migori 2, Machakos 1, Trans Nzoia 1, Embu 1, Turkana 1, West Pokot 1 and Garissa 1

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