Kenya records 255 new COVID19 cases as positivity rate stands at 4%

Kenya records 255 new COVID19 cases as positivity rate stands at 4%

BY JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,28TH SEPT,2021-Kenya on Tuesday recorded 255 new Covid-19 cases from a sample size of 6,305 tested in the last 24 hours.

This is a positivity rate of four per cent.

In a statement, it indicates that 249 of the cases are Kenyans while six are foreigners.

From the new cases, 138 are males while 117 are females, with the  youngest being a four-year-old child while the oldest is 91 years.

This now brings the total confirmed positive cases to 248,770 and the cumulative tests so far conducted are 2,543,687.

Health CS Mutahi Kagwe announced that 508 patients have recovered from the disease with 458 from the home-based care and isolation program, while 50 are from various health facilities countrywide.

The total recoveries now stand at 241,180 of whom 195,050 are from the home-based care and isolation program, while 46,130 are from various health facilities countrywide.

Seven patients have succumbed to the disease, one of them having occurred in the last 24 hours while six are late deaths reported after conducting facility record audits in the month of September 2021.

This now pushes the cumulative fatalities to 5,116.

A total of 1,078 patients are currently admitted in various health facilities countrywide, while 2,303 are under the home-based care and isolation program.

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