The Ministry of Health on Friday, 30th July, confirmed 945 new Covid-19 cases from 7,295 samples tested in the last 24 hours, bringing the country’s caseload to 201,954.
This has raised to 2,124,274 the cumulative number of samples tested since March last year. The country’s positivity rate now stands at 13 per cent.
Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe announced that from the new cases, 910 are Kenyans while 35 are foreigners. There are 464 females and 481 males. The youngest is an 11-month-old baby while the oldest is 100.
Kenya’s death toll rose to 3,926, after 16 more patients succumbed to the virus.
Kagwe said that a total of 216 patients have recovered from the disease, 152 are from the home-based and isolation care programme while 64 are from various health facilities. The total number of recoveries now stands at 188,438.
There are 1,432 patients admitted to various health facilities, while 3,975 patients are under home-based isolation and care programme.
Some 175 patients are in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), 41 of whom are on ventilatory support, 82 on supplemental oxygen and 52 patients under observation.
Another 446 patients are separately on supplemental oxygen with 400 of them in the general wards and 46 in the High Dependency Units (HDU).
Distribution of Cases in Counties:
Nairobi registered 416 cases, Mombasa 73, Kiambu 72, Kilifi 52, Nakuru 43, Kajiado 33, Uasin Gishu 29, Makueni 28, Machakos 26, Murang’a 25, Kitui 13, Busia, Baringo and Kericho 12 cases each, Kirinyaga and Migori 11 cases each, Lamu nine, Siaya and Garissa eight cases each, Homa Bay seven, Kisumu, Nyandarua and Trans Nzoia five cases each, Narok four, Nyeri, Kisii, Kakamega and West Pokot three cases each, Marsabit, Bungoma and Taita Taveta two cases each while Elgeyo Marakwet, Kwale, Laikipia, Mandera, Meru, Vihiga, Bomet and Isiolo had one case each.