The Ministry of Health has announced 976 new Covid-19 cases, raising the country’s caseload to 198,935.
In a statement issued on Tuesday, 27th July, Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe said the latest figure was derived from the 6,896samples tested in the last 24 hours.
This brings to 2,103,997 the cumulative number of Covid-19 tests. The country’s positivity rate now stands at 14.2 per cent.
Of the new cases, 939 are Kenyans while 37 are foreigners, with 468 being males and 508 females. The youngest is a one-year-old baby, while the oldest is 99.
Kagwe said 969 that patients had recovered from the disease, 856 from the home-based and isolation care programme, and 113 from various health facilities. The total number of recoveries is 187,563.
Some 10 more patients have succumbed, raising the death toll to 3,882.
There are 1,276 patients currently admitted in various health facilities countrywide, while 3,613 are under the home-based isolation and care program.
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 395 patients are separately on supplemental oxygen with 349 of them in general wards and 46 in High Dependency Units (HDU).
The cases are distributed in counties as follows: Nairobi 460, Mombasa 61, Kiambu 48, Makueni 43, Kilifi 39, Uasin Gishu 36, Nakuru 27, Machakos 21, Siaya 19, Murang’a and Trans Nzoia 18 cases each, Nyandarua 16, Kitui and Migori 14 cases each, Kericho 13, Kirinyaga and Nyeri 12 cases each, Kajiado 11, Turkana 10, Kisumu nine, Busia and Taita Taveta eight cases each, Embu and Garissa seven cases each, Baringo six, Narok, Laikipia and Nandi five cases each, Kakamega and Nyamira four cases each, Kisii three, Bomet, Kwale, Mandera and Meru two cases each while Vihiga, Wajir, West Pokot, Elgeyo Marakwet and Tana River recorded one case each.