The Ministry of Health on Monday, 26th July announced 550 new Covid-19 cases from 4,087 samples tested in the last 24 hours and seven deaths.
This brings to 197,959 the total number of confirmed cases from the 2,097,101 tests done so far. The country’s positivity rate stands at 13.5 per cent.
Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe said in a statement that from the cases, 528 are Kenyans while 22 are foreigners, with 266 males and 284 females. The youngest is a 10-month-old baby while the oldest is 93.
Some 786 patients have recovered from the disease, 738 from the home-based isolation and care programme, while 48 are from various health facilities. The total number of recoveries now stands at 186,594.
The national death toll rose to 3,872, after seven more patients succumbed to the virus.
There are 1,324 patients currently admitted to various health facilities countrywide, while 3,688 are under the home-based isolation and care programme.
At the same time, 172 patients are in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), 37 of whom are on ventilatory support, 84 on supplemental oxygen and 51 patients are under observation.
Another 398 patients are separately on supplemental oxygen with 352 of them in general wards and 46 in High Dependency Units (HDU).
The cases are spread in the counties as follows: Nairobi registered 394, Kiambu 38, Nakuru 33, Kilifi 24, Uasin Gishu 10, Murang’a and Kajiado, eight cases each, Machakos seven, Busia and Kakamega four cases each, and Kitui three. Others are Taita-Taveta, Kirinyaga, Nandi and Narok two cases each, while Nyeri, Siaya, Tharaka Nithi, Trans Nzoia, Elgeyo-Marakwet, Makueni, Meru, Mombasa and Homa Bay, had one case each.