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Covid-19 Caseload Rises to 251,057 as 159 Test Positive

by Zablon Ondari
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The Ministry of Health has announced 159 new Covid-19 cases from 4,046 samples tested in the last 24 hours, bringing the country’s caseload to 251,057.

This has increased to 2,602,818 the cumulative number of samples tested in the country so far. The country’s positivity rate stands at 3.9 per cent.

In a statement issued on Saturday, 9th August, Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe announced that from the new cases, 147 are Kenyans while 12 are foreigners with 81 being females while 78 are males. The youngest is a four-month-old child while the oldest is 103.

Some 181 patients recovered, 117 from the Home-Based Isolation and Care program while 64 are from various health facilities countrywide. The total number of recoveries stands at 243,772.

A total of 58 patients have recovered, 39 from various health facilities countrywide while 19 are from the Home-Based and Isolation Care. The total number of recoveries now stands at 114,452.

Sadly, two more patients have succumbed, bringing the death toll to 5,181.

A total of 789 patients are currently admitted to various health facilities countrywide, while 1,809 are under the Home-Based Isolation and Care program.

Some 48 patients are in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), 32 of whom are on ventilatory support and 16 on supplemental oxygen. No patient is under observation.

Another 266 patients are separately on supplemental oxygen with 260 of them in general wards and six in High Dependency Units (HDU).

Distribution of Cases in Counties

Nairobi has 28 cases, Meru 17, Turkana 12, Makueni 11 and Bungoma 10, Mombasa eight, Nakuru seven, Kiambu and Kitui six cases each, Busia, Kericho and Isiolo five cases each, Kirinyaga and Uasin Gishu four cases each, Baringo, Bomet, Garissa and Kajiado three cases each, Machakos, Nyandarua and Marsabit two cases each while Migori, Narok, Nyeri, Siaya, Wajir and West Pokot, Elgeyo Marakwet, Embu, Homa Bay, Kilifi, Kisumu, Laikipia and Tharaka Nithi had one case each.

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