Kenya has 366 new COVID-19 infections, 18 of which succumb

FILE PHOTO: A COVID-19 patient isolation center in the town of Machakos, eastern Kenya, Aug 3, 2020 / VCG

Kenya recorded 366 coronavirus infections on Sunday from a sample size of 3,664 tested at a positivity rate of 10 percent in the past 24 hours.

Kenya recorded 366 coronavirus infections on Sunday from a sample size of 3,664 tested in the past 24 hours, increasing the positivity rate to 10 percent / AP

The total number of confirmed cases in the country is now 151,653 after a cumulative test of 1,603,332 conducted since March.

Of the new cases, 354 are Kenyans, 12 are foreigners, 215 are men and 151 are women. The youngest is a three month old while the oldest is 86 years old.

280 patients have recovered from the disease, 207 from the home-based care program, and 73 discharged from various hospitals. The total number of recoveries is now 101,642. The cumulative discharges from home care and isolation are 73,805, while 27,837 are from various healthcare facilities.

In the last 24 hours, 18 deaths were reported, one in the last 24 hours, 2 on different dates within the last month, while 15 late deaths are due to facility audits.

This brings the cumulative number of deaths in the country to 2,481.

Currently, 1,620 patients are admitted to various healthcare facilities across the country, while 5,832 patients are isolated and cared for at home.

A further 218 patients receive additional oxygen separately, of which 204 are admitted to the general wards. 14 in the High Dependency Units (HDU).

(Source: Ministry of Health-Kenya)

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