COVID-19: Kenya’s positivity rate at 11.4% after 432 people test positive, 17 dead

COVID-19: Kenya’s positivity rate at 11.4% after 432 people test positive, 17 dead

Kenya has recorded 432 new COVID-19 cases from a sample size of 3,800 tested in the last 24 hours marking a positivity rate of 11.4%. This now pushes the total confirmed cases to 171,658.

In a statement issued on Thursday, the Ministry of Health also announced that 17 people have succumbed to the disease, two of them in the last 24 hours while 15 are late death reports recorded on diverse dates in April. The cumulative fatalities now stand at 3,223.

The 432 cases are distributed across the country as follows: Kisumu 145, Nairobi 52, Siaya 34, Mombasa 26, Migori 21, Nakuru 19, Kilifi 18, Nyamira 14, Vihiga 11, Kitui 10, Uasin Gishu 10, Nandi 9, Turkana 7, Kericho 7, Baringo 6, Bungoma 6, Kajiado 5, Homa Bay 4, Kiambu 3, Kisii 3, Busia 3, Meru 3, Tharaka Nithi 3, Embu 2, Kakamega 2, Narok 2, West Pokot 2, Elgeyo Marakwet 1, Garissa 1, Laikipia 1, Machakos 1 and Mandera 1.

At the same time, 306 patients are reported to have recovered from the disease, 217 from the Home Based and Isolation Care while 89 are from various health facilities countrywide.

“Total recoveries now stand at 117,345 of whom 85,264 are from Home Based Care and Isolation, while 32,081 are from various health facilities,” said the Ministry.

According to the Ministry of Health, a total of 1,227 patients are currently admitted in various health facilities countrywide, while 4,957 patients are on Home Based Isolation and Care.

Currently there are 102 patients in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), 23 of whom are on ventilatory support and 59 on supplemental oxygen. 20 patients are under observation.

“Another 95 patients are separately on supplemental oxygen with 88 of them in general wards and 7 in High Dependency Units (HDU),” added the Ministry.

On the ongoing vaccination as of Thursday, a total of 972,601 persons had so far been vaccinated against the COVID-19 disease countrywide.

“Of these 294,865 are aged 58 years and above, Others 276,658, Health workers, 165,881, Teachers 152,769, while Security Officers 82,428,” said the Ministry.

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