1,064 test positive for coronavirus in Kenya today

1,064 people have tested positive for coronavirus in Kenya in the last 24 hours.

Some 964 Kenyans and 100 foreigners were among those who tested positive for Covid.

Nairobi is leading with the positive cases at 681, followed by Kiambu 93, Nakuru 69, Uasin Gishu 40, Kisumu 25, Kajiado 23, Busia 20, Machakos 17 and Kericho 17.

Others are Mombasa 15, Nyeri 10, Kirinyaga 8, Isiolo 5, Mandera 5, Laikipia 4, Turkana 4, Nandi 4, Meru 4 and Elgeyo Marakwet 3, among others.

Those who tested positive were from a sample size of 6,151, pushing the positivity rate to a high of 17.2 per cent.

The total confirmed positive cases are now 115,031 and cumulative tests so far conducted are 1,379,990.

As 185 patients recovered from the disease, 149 were from the Home Based and Isolation Care, while 36 were from various health facilities. The total recoveries now stand at 88,781.

Seven patients have succumbed to the disease pushing the cumulative fatalities to 1,925, the Health ministry stated on its official Twitter handle.

Some 709 patients are currently admitted in various health facilities countrywide, while 2,223 patients are on Home Based Isolation and Care.

A total of 104 patients are in the ICU, 25 of whom are on ventilatory support, 70 on supplemental oxygen and nine on observation.

Twenty-five patients are separately on supplementary oxygen with 24 of them in the general wards and 1 in the High Dependency Unit (HDU).

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