Kenya records 30 Covid deaths, 622 new cases

Kenya records 30 Covid deaths, 622 new cases

BY KORIR JUMA,NAIROBI,23RD JUNE,2021-Health CS Mutahi Kagwe has reported 622 new positive cases of coronavirus from a sample size of 6,236 tested in the last 24 hours in the country.

The positivity rate is now 10.0 per cent.

Kagwe said in a statement on Wednesday that 30 patients have succumbed to the disease one of them in the last 24 hours.

Twenty-nine are late deaths reported after conducting facility audit records on diverse dates in the months of March, April, May, and June.

The cumulative fatalities now stand at 3,514.

Total confirmed positive cases are now 180,498 and cumulative tests so far conducted are 1,920,018.

The CS said that from the cases, 590 are Kenyans while 32 are foreigners, and 369 are males while 253 females.

The youngest is a two-month-old baby while the oldest is 93 years.

The CS said 313 patients have recovered from the disease, 206 from the Home-Based and Isolation Care program while 107 are from various health facilities countrywide.

Total recoveries now stand at 123,363.

A total of 1,053 patients are currently admitted to various health facilities countrywide, while 6,612 patients are under the Home-Based Isolation and Care program.

Also, 101 patients are in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), 33 of whom are on ventilatory support and 51 on supplemental oxygen. 17 patients are under observation.

Another 135 patients are separately on supplemental oxygen with 125 of them in general wards and 10 in High Dependency Units (HDU).

Nairobi leads with 115 cases, Siaya 83, Busia 69, Kisumu 66, Mombasa 47, Kiambu 38, Kericho 35, Homa Bay 20, Uasin Gishu 19, Vihiga 18, Trans Nzoia 17, Kakamega 15, Nakuru 11, and Bungoma 10.

Others are Kisii 8, Machakos 7, Kilifi 6, Murang’a 5, Kajiado 5, Taita Taveta 5, Nyandarua 3, Nyeri 3, Turkana 3, Embu 2, Garissa 2, Marsabit 2, Migori 2, Isiolo 1, Kwale 1, Makueni 1, Narok 1, West Pokot 1 and Bomet 1.

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