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    Kenya's Covid Positivity Rate Jumps to 14.2pc With 976 New Cases
    27 July 2021
    The Nation (Nairobi)
    By Amina Wako

    Kenya's Covid-19 positivity rate on Tuesday shot up to 14.2 percent as 976 new infections were recorded following analysis of 6,896 samples over the past 24 hours.

    Kenya's positivity rate has been above 10 percent for the last few days, standing at 13.9 percent on Saturday, 12.2 percent on Sunday and 13.5 percent on Monday.

    The rate is calculated by dividing the number of new cases with the number of samples, and multiplying that by 100. It changes every day, given the new statistics released every 24 hours.

    Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe said the number of confirmed infections, since the first one last March, rose to 198,935 while the number of tests carried out so far stood at 2,103,997.

    Of the new patients, 939 were Kenyans and 37 foreigners, 508 female and 468 male, the youngest one-year- old and the oldest 99.

    Nairobi County accounted for 460 of the new patients, Mombasa 61, Kiambu 48, Makueni 43, Kilifi 39, Uasin Gishu 36, Nakuru 27, Machakos 21, Siaya 19, Murang'a and Trans Nzoia 18 each, Nyandarua 16, Kitui and Migori 14 each and Kericho 13...