Sixty nine people tested positive for COVID-19 in Kenya from a sample size of 1,414 tested in the last 24 hours.
The positivity rate is now at 4.9%, with total confirmed infections rising to 248,461 and cumulative tests so far conducted are 2,534,881.
From the cases, all of them are Kenyans; 35 are females and 34 are males, while the youngest is a 14-year-old youth and the oldest is 89 years.
The cases were distributed across various counties namely; Nairobi 24, Meru 12, Nakuru 4, Murang’a 3, Makueni 3, Taita Taveta 3, Kakamega 2, Mombasa 2, Kiambu 2, Nyeri 2, Uasin Gishu 2, Isiolo 2, West Pokot 1, Baringo 1, Embu 1, Turkana 1, Kajiado 1, Garissa 1, Homa Bay 1 and Machakos 1.
Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe also stated that 505 patients recovered from the coronavirus; 466 from the Home-Based Isolation and Care program while 39 were discharged from various health facilities countrywide. Total recoveries rose to 240,235.
CS Kagwe however noted that 6 patients succumbed to the disease, all of them being late deaths reported after conducting facility record audits in September 2021. This pushes the cumulative fatalities to 5,102.