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Covid-19: Positivity rate highest at 22 per cent as 71 foreigners test positive

HEALTH & SCIENCEBy ROBERT ABONG'O | Mon,Mar 22 2021 17:55:01 EAT
By ROBERT ABONG'O | Mon,Mar 22 2021 17:55:01 EAT

 Health CS Mutahi Kagwe speaking at a press briefing [PHOTO:Wilberforce Okwiri, Standard]

Some 1,130 people have tested positive for coronavirus in Kenya in the last 24 hours with the positivity rate hitting 22 percent, its highest ever since the onset of the third wave.

The positive cases are from a sample size of 5,119, according to the Ministry of Health.

From the cases, 1,059 are Kenyans while 71 are foreigners with 586 being males and 544 females. The youngest person to test positive is a one-year old baby while the oldest is a 94-year-old.

Covid 19 Time Series

 

Nairobi County leads with the most positive confirmed cases (730), followed by Kiambu (118), Machakos (60), Kajiado (33), Nakuru (30) and Meru (24).

Patients who have recovered now stand at 754 in the last 24 hours with 46 being from various health facilities while 708 are on Home-Based and Isolation Care.  

 Health Chief Administrative Secretary Dr Mercy Mwangangi speaking at a press briefing says the positivity rate is 22% while positive cases are 1130 today. [PHOTO: Wilberforce Okwiri, Standard]

There have been 12 recorded deaths in the last 24 hours, pushing the total fatalities to 2,023.

Number of hospital admissions stand at 1,013 patients countrywide, while 3,003 are on Home-Based and Isolation Care. 

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