Covid-19 Update: 1,286 test positive as positivity rate stands at 15.5%

By , K24 Digital
On Sat, 21 Aug, 2021 19:17 | < 1 min read

The Ministry of Health has reported that 1,286 people have tested positive for Covid-19 in the last 24 hours.

In a statement released on Saturday, August 21, MOH said the positivity rate stands at 15.5%, with total confirmed infections rising to 228,363 and cumulative tests so far conducted are 2,305,988.

From the new Covid-19 cases, MOH said Kenyans are 1,264 while 22 are foreigners; 661 are females and 625 are males, while the youngest is a two-month-old infant and the oldest is 100 years.

The ministry also said 1,942 patients recovered from the disease with 1,766 comming from the Home-Based Isolation and Care program while 176 were discharged from various health facilities countrywide. Total recoveries stand at 211,781.

However, 32 patients succumbed to the coronavirus, all of them being late deaths reported after conducting facility record audits in April.

The new cases were recorded across various counties namely; Nairobi 258, Makueni 118, Kiambu 117, Laikipia 87, Nakuru 84, Nyeri 78, Nyandarua 47, Murang’a 59, Embu 45, Busia 28, Kirinyaga 27, Uasin Gishu 23, Kilifi 23, Bungoma 22, Kericho 20, Turkana 19, Machakos 18, Mombasa 17, Taita Taveta 17, Wajir 16, Kajiado 16, Tana River 14, Isiolo 13, Migori 11, Lamu 10, Tharaka Nithi 10, Kisumu 9, Elgeyo Marakwet 8, Kakamega 8, Kisii 8, Meru 8, Nyamira 7, Baringo 7, Marsabit 6, Kitui 6, Siaya 4, West Pokot 4, Garissa 4, Homa Bay 3, Bomet 2, Kwale 2, Trans Nzoia 1, Nandi 1 and Narok 1.