Kenya’s Ministry of Health has announced that 495 people have contracted the Covid-19 within the last 24 hours, raising the country’s total number of infections to 158,825.
The new cases were gotten from 4,929 samples tested between Wednesday and Thursday.
The cases are composed of 482 Kenyans and 13 foreigners.
Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe said 279 of the new cases are males and 197 females.
In terms of age, the youngest patient is a one-year-old baby, and the oldest is 96 years.
The cases are distributed in the country as follows: Nairobi 92, Mombasa 50, Kericho 42, Embu 36, Uasin Gishu 22, Kisii 20, Bungoma 18, Kisumu and Nakuru 17 cases each.
Nyeri has 16, Busia 15, Kilifi 13, Garissa 12, Siaya 11, Kitui, Meru and Murang’a 10 cases each, Kirinyaga and Trans Nzoia 9 cases each, Nandi and Kiambu 7 cases each, Makueni and Nyandarua 6 cases each, Bomet 5, Kajiado, Nyamira and Taita Taveta 4 cases each.
Laikipia, Turkana, Machakos and Migori 3 cases each, Elgeyo Marakwet, Samburu and Homa Bay 2 cases each, Kakamega, Kwale, Narok, Vihiga and West Pokot 1 case each.
The East African country’s positivity rate is now at 10.0 percent, said Kagwe.
At the same time, Kagwe noted that 242 people have recovered from the disease, 191 from Home-based and Isolation Care, and 51 from various Health facilities across the country. The total number of recoveries is 108 124.
Unfortunately, 19 deaths have been reported, 13 on diverse dates within the last one month and six from death reports from facility audits. The total cumulative fatalities are 2,707.
According to the Ministry, 1,250 patients are admitted in hospitals countrywide and 6,822 on Home Base and Isolation Care.
One hundred ninety-one patients are in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), with 31 on ventilator support, 129 on supplemental oxygen, and another 30 on observation.
The country has tested 1,664,435 people since the first case was reported on March 13, 2020.©Standard Gazette, 2021. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s publisher is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Standard Gazette with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.