The Ministry of Health has announced 1,085 new Covid-19 cases from 7,067 samples tested in the last 24 hours, bringing the national tally to 205,356.
The cumulative number of samples tested so far stands at 2,149,376. The country’s positivity rate is at 15.4 per cent.
In a statement issued on Tuesday, 3rd August, Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe said that from the new cases, 1,049 are Kenyans while 36 are foreigners, with 535 being males and 550 females. The youngest is a three-month-old infant while the oldest is 100.
Kagwe said 403 patients had recovered from the disease, 305 from home-based and isolation care, and 98 from various health facilities countrywide. The total recoveries now stand at 190,095.
Some 25 patients have succumbed to the disease, bringing the death toll to 3,995.
There are 1,540 patients admitted to various health facilities across the country, while 4,112 patients are under the home-based isolation and care programme.
At the same time, 190 patients are in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), 44 of whom are on ventilatory support, 94 on supplemental oxygen, and 52 under observation.
Another 475 patients are separately on supplementary oxygen out of whom 437 are in the general wards while 38 are in the High Dependency Unit (HDU).
Distribution of Cases in Counties:
Nairobi registered 401 cases, Kiambu 96, Nakuru 90, Machakos 60, Mombasa 56, Nyeri 54, Kilifi 43, Kajiado 38, Uasin Gishu 36, Murang’a 22, Turkana 16, Kericho and Garissa 15 cases each, Laikipia 13, Baringo and Nandi 11 cases each, Nyamira and Trans Nzoia 10 cases each, Nyandarua nine, Siaya and Kisumu eight cases each, and Narok, Lamu, Taita-Taveta and Marsabit seven cases each. Embu had six, Kakamega, Makueni and Migori, five cases each, Kitui four, Kirinyaga, Kisii and Meru, two cases each while Tana River, Vihiga, West Pokot and Kwale had oneeach.