Kenya’s COVID-19 positivity rate at 11.8pc as MoH announces 589 new cases

Kenya’s COVID-19 positivity was 11.8 percent on Wednesday, a result of 589 new infections tested from a sample of 4,995 people.

According to a press release from the Ministry of Health, the new infections bring the total number of confirmed cases in the country to 173,661, with 1,845,884 samples tested.

580 of the new cases are Kenyans, while 9 are foreigners; 343 are men, while 246 are women.

The youngest patient is a five-month-old infant, and the oldest is 101.

Currently, 994 patients are admitted to various health facilities across the country, while 5,049 patients are under the Home Based Isolation and Care program.

114 patients are in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), 29 of whom are on ventilatory support and 65 on supplemental oxygen. 20 patients under observation.

The new infections are distributed by age as follows; 0-9 years (37), 10-19 years (31), 20-29 years (95), 30-39 (146) 40-49 (108) 50-59 (62) 60 years and above (110).