Kenya records 431 new COVID-19 cases, 8 deaths

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Kenya has recorded 431 new COVID-19 cases from a sample size of 5,281 tested in the last 24 hours, marking a positivity rate of 8.2%.

In a statement issued on Monday the Ministry of Health said the total confirmed positive cases are now 193,189 and cumulative tests so far conducted are 2,059,193.

The 431 new cases are distributed across the country as follows: Nairobi 256, Machakos 36, Kilifi 26, Nyeri 19, Nakuru 18, Kiambu 17, Mombasa 8, Kirinyaga Meru 6, Kericho 4, Migori 4, Taita Taveta 4, Turkana 4, Siaya 3, Kisii 3, Embu 3, Kajiado 2, Kitui 2, Murang’a 2, Tana River 2, Garissa 1, Kakamega 1, Narok 1, Nyandarua 1, Noma Bay 1 and Kwale 1.

At the same time, 8 patients are reported to have succumbed to the disease all of them being late deaths reported after conducting facility record audits in the months of March and June 2021. This now pushes the cumulative fatalities to 3,783.

Meanwhile, 595 patients have recovered from the disease with 542 from the Home-Based Isolation and Care while 53 are from various health facilities countrywide.

“Total recoveries now stand at 182,921 of whom 146,284 are from the Home Based Care and Isolation program, while 36,637 are from various health facilities,” said the Ministry.

According to the Ministry, a total of 1,224 patients are currently admitted in various health facilities countrywide, while 4,358 are under the Home-Based Isolation and Care program.

Some 134 patients are in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), 35 of whom are on ventilatory support and 70 on supplemental oxygen. 29 patients are under observation. Another 284 patients are separately on supplemental oxygen with 262 of them in general wards and 22 in High Dependency Units (HDU).

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