Kenya on Monday, 2nd August, confirmed 591 new Covid-19 cases, raising the national tally to 204,271.
In a press statement, Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe said the cases were detected from 4,737 samples tested in the last 24 hours. The total to 2,142,309. The country’s positivity rate is at 12.5 per cent.
Of the new cases, 575 are Kenyans while 16 are foreigners, with 316 being males and 275 females. The youngest is a 10-month-old infant while the oldest is 87.
Kagwe confirmed that 561 patients have recovered from the disease, 469 from the home-based isolation and care programme, while 92 are from various health facilities. The total number of recoveries now stands at 189,69.
The Covid-19 death toll rose to 3,970 after 24 more patients succumbed.
There are 1,483 patients admitted to various health facilities, while 4,021 are under the home-based isolation and care programme.
Some189 patients are in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), 45 of whom are on ventilatory support, 93 on supplemental oxygen and 51 patients are under observation.
Another 461 patients are on supplemental oxygen with 419 of them in general wards and 42 in High Dependency Units (HDU).
The cases are distributed in the counties as follows: Nairobi 422, Mombasa 34, Kiambu 19, Uasin Gishu 17, Garissa 14, Murang’a 10, Kirinyaga and Nyeri, nine cases each, Busia seven, Narok six, Kajiado, Laikipia, Machakos and Kakamega, four cases each, and Baringo, Mandera, Embu, Nakuru and Nyandarua, three cases each. Siaya and Kisii had two cases each while Homa Bay, Kericho, Kilifi, Kitui, Meru, Nandi, Elgeyo-Marakwet, Trans Nzoia and West Pokot had one case each.