Kenya records 261 new Covid-19 cases

By , K24 Digital
On Sun, 26 Jun, 2022 18:42 | 2 mins read
Health CS Mutahi Kagwe has congratulated Kenyan nurse Anna Qabale for winning the global nursing award PHOTO/Courtesy
Health CS Mutahi Kagwe. PHOTO/MoH/Twitter

On Sunday, June 26, Kenya recorded 261 new Covid-19 cases from a sample size of 2,697 tested in the last 24 hours.

This translates to a positivity rate of 9.7 percent.

Of the cases, 220 are Kenyans, 41 are foreigners, 134 are males, and 127 are females.

Total confirmed positive cases are now 332,227 and cumulative tests so far are 3,744,829.

In terms of County distribution; Nairobi 155, Kiambu 31, Laikipia 24, Garissa 7, Machakos 6, Tana River 6, Kajiado 5, Mombasa 5, Busia 4, Nakuru 4, Kisumu 3, Siaya 3, Meru 3, Bungoma 2, Embu, Kakamega and Kilifi 1 case each.

"Today, 426 patients have recovered from the disease, 406 are from the Home-Based and Isolation Care Program, while 20 are from various health facilities countrywide.

"This pushes the total recoveries to 322,667, of whom 269,515 are from the Home-Based Care and Isolation program, while 53,152 are from various health facilities countrywide," Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe said in a statement.

Deaths from Covid-19

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Health CS Mutahi Kagwe. PHOTO/MoH/Facebook

One patient has succumbed to the disease, and it is a late death reported after conducting facility record audits in June 2022.

This now pushes the cumulative fatalities to 5,652.

"Our sincere condolences to the families and friends that have lost their loved ones," Kagwe added.

At the same time, there are 118 patients currently admitted to health facilities, while 3,790 are under the Home-Based Isolation and Care 4 program.

Some four patients are in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), of whom 3 are on ventilator support while 1 is on supplemental oxygen.

Another 18 are in the General Wards and are all on supplemental oxygen. No patient is in the High Dependency Unit (HDU).

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