The Ministry of Health has announced 1,259 new Covid-19 cases from some 8,081 samples tested in the last 24 hours. This has raised the national tally to 203,213.
The cumulative number of samples tested so far stands at 2,132,355. The country’s positivity rate is at 15.6 per cent.
In a statement issued on Saturday, 31st July, Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe announced that of the new cases, 1,224 are Kenyans while 35 are foreigners.
Some 630 are males while 629 are females. The youngest is a five-month-old baby while the oldest is 107.
Kagwe said 498 patients had recovered from the disease with 357 from the home-based isolation and care while 141 are from various health facilities. The total number of recoveries now stands at 188,936.
The covid-19 death toll rose to 3,931 after five more patients succumbed.
There are 1,469 patients are currently admitted to various health facilities countrywide, while 3,965 are under the home-based isolation and care programme.
At the same time, 185 patients are in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), 43 of whom are on ventilatory support, 86 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).
The cases are spread in counties as follows: Nairobi 417, Nyeri 139, Kiambu 120, Mombasa 96, Nakuru 66, Kilifi 60, Kajiado 42, Uasin Gishu 34, Taita-Taveta 31, Nandi 28, Busia 21, Machakos 19, Kericho and Embu, 16 cases each, Nyandarua 15, Kirinyaga and Kwale 13 cases each, Trans Nzoia 11, and Kisumu and Murang’a, 10 each. Turkana had nine, Baringo eight, Tana River and Bomet seven cases each, Meru six, Garissa and Siaya, five cases each, Bungoma, Homa Bay, Migori, Narok, and Nyamira and Kakamega, four cases each. Vihiga three, Kisii, Kitui and Makueni had two cases each, West Pokot and Elgeyo Marakwet had one case each.