Kenya records 837 new COVID19 cases as positivity rate climb to 11.1%

Kenya records 837 new COVID19 cases as positivity rate climb to 11.1%

BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,15TH JULY,2021-The Ministry of Health has announced 837 new cases of Covid-19, from 7,545 samples tested in the last 24 hours.

The new cases bring the total caseload in the country to 191,020 and the positivity rate to 11.1%.

Total deaths hit 3,746 after nine new deaths were reported from facility record audits for April, May, June and July, 2021.

A total of 340 patients have recovered from the disease, 272 from the Home-based Isolation and Care program while 68 are from various health facilities countrywide.

Total recoveries now stand at 180,420.

Another 1,058 patients are currently admitted in various hospitals, while 4,407 are under the Home-based Isolation and Care program.

An additional 129 patients are in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), 38 of whom are on ventilatory support and 65 on supplemental oxygen, as 26 patients are under observation.

Some 219 patients are separately on supplemental oxygen with 201 of them in general wards and 18 in High Dependency Units (HDU).

Nairobi 376, Mombasa 87, Nyeri 45, Kiambu 34, Kilifi 33, Uasin Gishu 32, Nakuru 26, Siaya 23, Kajiado 21, Kericho 15, Bungoma 13, as Busia, Nyamira, Kisumu, Makueni and Laikipia recorded 11 cases each.

Kitui recorded 10 cases, Embu and Turkana 7 each, Machakos, Nyandarua and Homa Bay 6 each, Elgeyo Marakwet, Garissa and Migori 5 each, Baringo, Bomet and Kakamega 4 each, while Kwale, Lamu, Marsabit, Meru, Narok, Isiolo, Taita Taveta and Tharaka Nithi recorded a case each.

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