The Ministry of Health has confirmed 431 new Covid-19 cases from 5,281 samples tested in the last 24 hours. His has brought the country’s caseload to 193,189.
It has also raised to 2,059,193 the cumulative number of samples tested since March 2019. The country’s positivity rate is at 8.2 per cent.
In a statement issued on Monday, 19th July, Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe announced that from the new cases, 416 are Kenyans while 15 are foreigners, with 284 being males and 134 females.
Some 595 patients have recovered from the disease, 53 were discharged from various hospitals, and 542 from home-based and isolation care, raising the total to 182,921.
The Covid-19 death toll rose to 3,783 after eight more patients succumbed.
There are 1,224 patients admitted to various health facilities, while 4,358 patients are under the home-based isolation and care programme.
Some 134 patients are in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), 35 of whom are on ventilatory support, 70 on supplemental oxygen and 29 patients are under observation.
Another 284 patients are separately on supplemental oxygen with 262 of them in general wards and 22 in High Dependency Units (HDU).
The cases are spread in counties as follows: Nairobi had 256 cases, Machakos 36, Kilifi 26, Nyeri 19, Nakuru 18, Kiambu 17, Mombasa eight, Kirinyaga six, Meru, Kericho, Migori, and Taita-Taveta and Turkana four cases each. Siaya, Kisii, and Embu recorded three cases each, Kajiado, Kitui, Murang’a, and Tana River, two cases each, while Kakamega, Narok, Homa Bay, Nyandarua, Garissa and Kwale recorded one case each.