Kenya records 469 new COVID-19 cases, with 7.5% positivity rate

Kenya’s COVID-19 cases and positivity rate sharply drop

Kenya has recorded 469 new cases of coronavirus from a sample size of 6,244 tests, translating to a positivity rate of 7.5 percent.

The new infections have pushed Kenya’s COVID-19 caseload to 166,006.


At the same time, the Ministry of Health has announced 8 more COVID-19 related deaths. According to Health Cabinet Secretary, Mutahi Kagwe, 3 of the fatalities occurred on diverse dates within the last one month while 5 are late deaths from facility record audit conducted in the last one month.

Kenya’s cumulative fatalities have now jumped to 3,021.

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In terms of recoveries, a total of 113,917 have conquered the virus cumulatively, after 43 more patients were declared COVID-19 free in the last 24 hours.

Government figures further show that 1,039 patients are currently admitted in various health facilities countrywide, while 4,714 patients are on the Home-Based Isolation and Care Program. 108 patients are in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) while another 91 are separately on supplemental oxygen.

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Ken Aseka is a hands-on broadcast journalist with genuine interest, skills and competencies in news sourcing, packaging, and dissemination. As a seasoned journalist, Aseka has previously worked with leading media houses in Kenya as a news editor, writer and reporter. He is currently a news editor at Metropol TV.

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