In the last 24 hours, Kenya has registered 148 new COVID-19 cases out of a total of 2,163 cases tested, resulting in a positive rate of 6.8%.

According to a statement released by the Ministry of Health on Monday, the total confirmed cases now stand at 172,639, with cumulative tests completed at 1,836,410.

The 148 cases are distributed across the country as follows: Nairobi 48, Homa Bay 46, Mombasa 8, Uasin Gishu 7, Machakos 6, Kisumu 5, Nakuru 4, Kiambu 4, Kilifi 3, Kajiado 2, Marsabit 2, Nandi 2, Tharaka Nithi 2, Narok, Trans Nzoia, Kisii, Laikipia, Turkana, Baringo, Bomet, Busia and Embu 1 cases each.

The Ministry further announced that 21 people have been reported to succumb to the disease, all of them being late deaths reported after conducting Facility Record Audits on diverse dates in the month of April and May. This now pushes the cumulative fatalities to 3,308.

Meanwhile, 631 patients have recovered from the disease, 496 from the Home Based and Isolation Care program while 135 are from various health facilities countrywide.

“Total recoveries now stand at 118,226 of whom 85,892 are from Home Based Care and Isolation program, while 32,334 are from various health facilities,” said MoH.

According to the Ministry, 1,147 people are now being treated in various health institutions across the country, with 4,802 individuals being treated through the Home Based Isolation and Care program.

There are 102 patients in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), 26 of whom are on ventilatory support and 60 on supplementary oxygen, according to reports. A total of 16 patients are being monitored.

“An further 95 patients are on supplementary oxygen, with 88 in normal wards and seven in High Dependency Units (HDU),” the Ministry noted.

A total of 975,835 people have been inoculated against the COVID-19 disease as part of the ongoing immunization campaign.