Alarm as Kenya Records Highest Ever Daily Covid-19 Cases

Kenya has recorded the highest ever daily Covid-19 new cases after 1,068 more people tested positive for the deadly virus in the last 24 hours from a sample size of 7,556.

This represents a positivity rate of 14.13 per cent.

According to a statement sent to newsrooms by Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe, the total count now stands at 47,212.

Cumulative tests conducted so far stand at  640,225.

Of the 1,068 new cases, 1,044 are Kenyans and 24 are foreigners while 666 are males and 402 females and the youngest is a six-month-old infant and the oldest is 96 years.

Unfortunately, 12 patients have succumbed to the disease bringing the fatality to 870.

A COVID-19 Test. [Courtesy]
At the same time, 290 were discharged after recovering from the disease, 235 being from the home-base care program while 55 were from various hospitals.

The ministry also said that 27 patients on supplemental oxygen 45 with 27 patients in the Intensive Care Unit while 12 are in High Dependency Unit.

Distribution of the cases  by counties is as follows;  Nairobi with 305 cases, Nakuru 137, Mombasa 74, Kisumu 60, Kericho 58, Nandi 48, Uasin Gishu 48, Kakamega 47, Kilifi 34, Kisii 28, Laikipia 26, Turkana 22, Meru 20, Kajiado 18, Kiambu 18, Garissa 15, Busia 14, Machakos 14, West Pokot 12, Murang’a 9, Migori 9, Bomet 6, Isiolo 6, Nyamira 6, Siaya 5, Narok 4, Nyeri 4, Wajir 4, Bungoma 3, Trans Nzoia 3, Kirinyaga 3, Baringo 3, Elegeyo Marakwet 1, Lamu 1, Nyandarua 1, Taita Taveta 1 and Embu 1.

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