551 new COVID-19 cases recorded pushing Kenya’s tally to 84,169

Dr Rashid Aman
Health CAS Dr Rashid Aman. [Photo: Courtesy]

Kenya on Tuesday recorded 551 new COVID-19 cases bringing the total caseload to 84,169.

Health CAS Dr Rashid Aman said the ministry tested a sample size of 4,675.

This now brings the country’s positivity rate to 11.7 per cent.

Of the new cases, 525 are Kenyans while 26 are foreigners and 301 are males while 250 are females with the youngest being a seven-day-old infant and the oldest is 100 years.

Some 266 patients recovered bringing the total recoveries to 55, 610. Of the new recoveries, 206 were from home-based care while 60 were from various hospitals around the country.

Aman said that there are 1,275 patients currently admitted in various hospitals across the country. Another, 8,070 patients are on the home-based care programme.

A total of 71 patients are in ICU, out of which 36 are on ventilatory support. Another 88 patients are separately on supplementary oxygen, out of which 70 are in general wards and 18 in the HDU.

Nairobi leads with 212 cases, Kilifi 39, Mombasa 35, Nyeri 33, Embu 30, Kajiado 19, Turkana 11, Kisumu 7, Garissa 6 and Mandera 2.