In what appears to be a worrying trend in rise of COVID-related deaths, the Ministry of Health is reporting an additional 26 fatalities.
Three of these were reported in the last 24 hours while 23 are late death reports from facility audits that occurred on diverse dates. This could be indicative of the severity of the COVID third wave. The 26 deaths pushes the cumulative fatalities to 2,092.
In addition, the country has recorded 1,463 new cases from a sample size of 8,976 tested in the last 24 hours. The country’s positivity rate is now 16.3%, Health CS Mutahi Kagwe said.
Again, males account for the most number (802) and females 661. The youngest is a three-month-old infant while the oldest is 103 years old.
The country’s caseload is 126,170 from the 1,443,701 cumulative tests. At the same time, 489 patients have recovered.
CS Kagwe said 1,080 patients are currently admitted in various health facilities countrywide, while 3,825 patients are on home based isolation and care. Of the 1,080, 121 are in intensive care.
Again, Nairobi leads in the number of cases with 766, followed by Nakuru with 126, Meru 83, Uasin Gishu 74, Kiambu 49, Kitui 46, Machakos 44, Kericho 30, Kisumu 28, Mombasa 27, Kajiado 22, Migori 20, Bungoma 20, Busia 19, Narok 17, Nyamira 16, Kilifi 15 and Laikipia 11.