Covid-19 Update: 741 test positive, positivity rate stands at 10.7%

By , K24 Digital
On Thu, 24 Jun, 2021 18:27 | 1 min read
Health CS Mutahi Kagwe.Photo/PD

The Ministry of Health has announced that 741 people have tested positive for Corona virus in the past 24 hours.

Accrding to MOH, the 741 were tested from a sample size of 6,955.

The positivity rate in the country now stands at 10.7%.

Total confirmed positive cases are now 181,239 and cumulative tests so far conducted are 1,926,973.

MOH further stated that 99 patients have recovered from Covid-19 , 52 from the Home Based & Isolation Care program while 47 are from various health facilities.

The total recoveries are now 123,462 of whom 89,450 are from Home Based Care and Isolation program, while 34,012 are from various health facilities.

24 patients succumbed to the disease in the past 24 hours.

MOH said all the fatalities were late deaths reported after conducting facility audit records on diverse dates in the months of March, April, May and June. The cumulative fatalities now stand at 3,538.

1,059 patients are currently admitted in various health facilities, while 6,599 patients are under Home Based Isolation and Care program. 100 patients are in the ICU, 36 of whom are on ventilatory support and 51 on supplemental oxygen. 13 patients are under observation.

140 patients are separately on supplemental oxygen with 131 of them in general wards and 9 in High Dependency Units (HDU).

In terms of case representation by counties, Nairobi has 146 new cases, Busia 92, Siaya 76, Kisumu 51, Mombasa 47, Kericho 39, Kitui 37, Kisii 35, Uasin Gishu 27, Kakamega 26, Nyamira 21, Kilifi 17, Vihiga 16, Nandi 16, Homa Bay 14, Nakuru 13, Kiambu 10, Meru 10, Bungoma 9, Kajiado 5.

Kirinyaga 4, Nyeri 4, Tana River 4, Machakos 3, Murang’a 3, Baringo 3, Bomet, Garissa, Makueni, Migori and Nyandarua 2 cases each, West Pokot, Isiolo, and Elgeyo Marakwet 1 case each.