Covid-19 Update: 761 test positive as positivity rate stands at 13.1%

Tuesday, July 13th, 2021 17:17 |
Health CS Mutahi Kagwe.Photo/PD

The Ministry of Health (MOH) has announced that 761 Kenyans have tested positive for the Corona virus in the last 24 hours.

According to MOH, the 761 tested positive from a sample of size of 5,794 bringing the positivity rate of the virus to 13.1 per cent. 

“From the cases 727 are Kenyans while 34 are foreigners. 381 are females and 380 males. The youngest is a six month-old infant while the oldest is 96 years,” MOH said on Tuesday.

Total confirmed positive cases are now 189,703 and cumulative tests so far conducted are 2,023,807. 

In a statement, MOH revealed that 71 patients recovered from the disease with 45 from Home-Based Isolation and Care, while 26 are from various health facilities countrywide. 

Total recoveries now stand at 180,624 out of whom 143,737 are from the Home Based Care and Isolation program, while 36,887 are from various health facilities countrywide.

Sadly, 9 patients have succumbed to the disease. All of them are late deaths reported after conducting facility record audits in April and June 2021. 

This now pushes the cumulative fatalities to 3,732. Our sincere condolences to the family and friends of those who have lost their loved ones. 

A total of 1,067 patients are currently admitted in various health facilities countrywide, while 4,359 are under the Home Based Isolation and Care program. 

123 patients are in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), 38 of whom are on ventilatory support and 65 on supplemental oxygen. 20 patients are under observation. 

Another 218 patients are separately on supplemental oxygen with 196 of them in general wards and 22 in High Dependency Units (HDU).

In terms of County distribution; Nairobi 189, Kisumu 133, Laikipia 104, Uasin Gishu 45, Nakuru 35, Mombasa 35, Kiambu 27, Kitui 23, Garissa 20, Kilifi 18, Busia 18, Siaya 14, Taita Taveta 14, Murang’a 8, Machakos 8, Isiolo 7, Vihiga 7, Kirinyaga 6, Makueni 6, Kisii 6, Kwale 6, Bungoma 5, Kericho 5, Nyamira 5, Embu 2, Homa Bay 2, Kajiado 2, Kakamega 2, Narok 2, Nyandarua 2, Nyeri 1, Baringo 1, Bomet 1, Elgeyo Marakwet 1 and Meru 1.

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