The Ministry of Health on Sunday, 1st August, announced 467 new Covid-19 cases from 5,217 samples tested in the last 24 hours.
This brings to 203,680 the total number of confirmed cases from the 2,137,572 tests done so far. The country’s positivity rate now stands at nine per cent.
Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe said in a statement that from the cases, 454 are Kenyans while 13 are foreigners, with 242 being males and 225 females. The youngest is a two-month-old baby while the oldest is 90.
Some 195 patients have recovered from the disease, with 125 from the home-based isolation and care programme and 70 from various health facilities. The total number of recoveries is 189,131.
The national death toll rose to 3,946 after 15 more patients succumbed to the virus.
There are 1,475 patients are currently admitted to various health facilities countrywide, while 3,987 are under the home-based Isolation and care programme.
There are 186 patients in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), 46 of whom are on ventilatory support, 84 on supplemental oxygen and 56 patients are under observation.
Another 445 patients are separately on supplemental oxygen with 399 of them in general wards and 46 in High Dependency Units (HDU).