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Deaths continue to rise as Health Ministry confirms 204 new COVID cases

Kenya on Sunday reported 204 new COVID-19 cases even as deaths from the deadly infection continued to surge upwards.

According to the Ministry of Health, the 204 cases came from 2,971 samples tested, putting Kenya’s positivity rate at 6.87 per cent. The figure raises Kenya’s total confirmed COVID cases to 182,597, with tests conducted rising to 1,943,037.

Deaths and recoveries

On the other side, the Ministry reported 21 new deaths from the virus, though all of them were late reporting from facility record audits done on various dates between May and June. The figure now puts Kenya’s cumulative fatalities at 3,595.

Recoveries, meanwhile, also rose but with a very low figure, with just 44 people recovering from the virus in the last 24 hours. Of these, 33 came from the Home-Based Care and Isolation Program, while 11 were from various health facilities.

As a result, total recoveries now stand at 124,436. Of these, 89,990 are from the Home-Based Care and Isolation Program, while the other 34,446 came from various health facilities.

Cases by counties

Nairobi led the counties in cases, with 56 new cases. Homa Bay had 27, Siaya 15, Uasin Gishu 14 and Kisumu and Kakamega both came in with 12. Nakuru, meanwhile, had nine new cases, while Bungoma, Laikipia, Kericho and Kiambu had six cases each. Kajiado and Nyeri had five cases each, while Kilifi, Nyandarua and Meru each had four new cases.

Mombasa and Murang’a, on the other hand, had three cases each, while Kisii, Trans Nzoia, Vihiga, Baringo, Bomet, Busia and Garissa each had one new case.

Hospital admissions

There are currently 1,051 patients admitted in various health facilities, a rise from Saturday. A further 6,760 were under the Home-based Care and Isolation program. In ICU admissions, there were 101 patients in ICU. Of these, 33 were on ventilator support, while 53 were on supplemental oxygen. Another 15 patients were under observation.

An additional 114 patients, meanwhile, were separately on oxygen. Of these, 105 were in general wards, while nine were in High Dependency Units (HDU).

Meanwhile, the number of vaccinated people has risen to 1,287,776, with 285,277 being the second doses administered.

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