Kenya’s Covid-19 Positivity Rate Rises to 11.8 With 714 New Cases Reported as Western Counties Record Worrying Surge in Cases

Mutahi Kagwe

Kenya has reported 714 new cases of Covid-19 from a sample size of 6,039 tested in the last 24 hours. 

The data released by the Ministry of Health reveal that the positivity rate currently stands at 11.8 per cent, an increase from 10.7 per cent on Friday.

The new cases have seen the total positive cases rise to 178,792 while cumulative tests so far conducted are 1,901,067.

705 of the new cases are Kenyans while nine are foreigners.

In terms of gender distribution 396 are male while 318 female. Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe said that the youngest is a two-month-old infant while the oldest is 94-years-old.

According to the statement released by health CS Mutahi Kagwe, Kenya also celebrated 285 recoveries from the desease.

Health CS Mutahi Kagwe
Health CS Mutahi Kagwe

167 came from various health facilities countrywide while 118 are from Home Based and Isolation Care programmes.

The total recoveries now stand at 122,631.

Within the same period, 10 lives were lost, all of them being late deaths reported after conducting Facility Record Audits on diverse dates within the months of April, May and June. This now pushes the cumulative fatalities to 3,447.

Western Kenya continues to bear the brunt of the new infections.

The new cases were distributed across various counties namely; Kakamega 79, Kisii 78, Migori 76, Nairobi 74, Kisumu 72, Busia 69, Siaya 60, Mombasa 38, Homa Bay 36, Nyamira 20, Uasin Gishu 17, Bomet 14, Kericho 11, Kilifi 9, Kajiado 7, Nyeri 6, Meru 6, Elgeyo Marakwet 5, Nakuru 5, Kiambu 4, Murang’a 4, Nyandarua 4, Vihiga 4, Garissa 2, Kwale 2, Marsabit 2, Narok 2, Taita Taveta 2, Machakos 1, Makueni 1, Turkana 1, West Pokot 1, Baringo 1 and Kirinyaga 1.

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