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COVID cases rise by 488 as positivity rate remains high

Kenya’s COVID-19 cases have risen by 488 as the positivity rate dropped slightly but remained high.

The Ministry of Health confirmed that the cases came from 5,831 tested samples in the last 24 hours, putting the day’s positivity rate at 8.4 %. The COVID cases in the country now stand at 174,773, while the cumulative tests that Kenya has done have risen to 1,858,443.

Recoveries and Deaths

Meanwhile, there were another 343 recoveries reported in the last 24 hours, with 274 coming from the Home-Based and Isolation Program. The remaining 69, meanwhile, came from various health facilities across the country.

Thus, Kenya’s total recoveries now stand at 119,589. Of these, 86,870 came from the Home-Based Care and Isolation Program, while the remaining 32 719 came from the various health facilities.

However, sadly, another 16 patients succumbed to the disease, with all deaths having been late reports from the Facility Record Audits in April, May, and June. The new figures now push Kenya’s fatalities total to 3,378.

Cases by counties

Nairobi continues to maintain its lead, reporting 90 of today’s cases, with Busia, seeing a surge in cases, reporting 72 new cases; the second day of running the border county is emerging second in daily cases. Siaya came in third, with 71, Kisumu 35, Kericho 33, Uasin Gishu 27, and Mombasa had 23.

Meanwhile, Bungoma reported 21 new cases, Nakuru had 14, Nandi 13, Homa Bay and Bomet each reported 11 cases, while Kisii had nine.

Kirinyaga, meanwhile, had eight new cases, Kakamega had seven, Vihiga six, Kiambu five, while Murang’a and Kilifi reported four cases each. In addition, Garissa, Kajiado, and West Pokot each reported three cases, while Kitui, Meru, and Migori each reported two new COVID cases.

Nyamira, Samburu, Tharaka Nithi, Trans Nzoia, Elgeyo Marakwet, Embu, Kwale and Machakos each reported one new case.

Meanwhile, hospital admissions now stand at 969 patients, while a further 4,827 are under the Home Based Care and Isolation Program. In addition, there are 162 patients in the ICU. Of these, 30 are on ventilator support, while 113 are on supplemental oxygen. The remaining 19 are under observation.

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