Kenya records 469 new cases of COVID-19


New 469 Covid-19 infections have been recorded from a sample of 4,194 tests in the last 24 hours. This leads to the total number of confirmed positive infections to 156,787 out of 1,645,209 tests conducted. They are leading the country to hit an 11.2 percent positivity rate. Out of the 469 cases,437 are Kenyans, and 32 are foreigners.

19 deaths have been reported, and only one occurred within the last 24hrs raising the toll to 2,622. 10 deaths have occurred on different dates within the previous month, and 8 are deaths reported from record audits. Out of the positive cases reported, among the 469, 300 are male, and169 are female. The number of recoveries is 304 patients.

187 have recovered while under home-based and isolation care and 117 have been discharged from various health facilities. The Ministry of Health reports that as of Sunday, 1443 patients had been admitted to various health facilities, and 6,872 are being treated at home. Other patients with severe respiratory problems are 43.

The 43 are using ventilatory support,207 are in intensive care units,133 are on supplementary oxygen, and 31 under observation. Those in high dependency units are 13, and 163 are in general wards. Another 176 patients are on supplementary oxygen.

The youngest being a 6-month-old baby and the oldest being 91 years old. Nairobi leads with the highest number of infections being 137, Mombasa follows with 73, Kilifi 36, Meru 27, Bungoma 26, Kiambu 24, Uasin Gishu 20, Busia 19, Embu 16, Nyeri 15, and Kitui 10.

Other counties with the least infections ae Kwale 9, Nakuru 10, Taita Taveta 9, Kajiado 6, Muranga 4, Homa Bay 4, Isiolo 2, Kakamega 2, Machakos 3, Kisii 3, Laikipia 2, Siaya 2, Vihiga 2, Elgeyo Marakwet 2, Garissa 1, Migori 1, Nandi 1, Kisumu 1 and Trans Nzoia with 1 infection.

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