Thursday, May 13, 2021

COVID-19: 1,091 people test positive as 4 succumb

Kenya’s positive rate in the last 24 hours is 18.3% as 1,091 patients have tested positive for COVID-19 from 5,958 samples tested in the last 24 hours.

The new cases now push the cumulative number of cases and samples to 149,219 and 1,584,731,

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“Today, 1,091 people have tested positive to the disease, from a sample size of 5,958 tested in the last 24 hours. Our positivity rate is at 18.3%. Total confirmed positive cases are now 149,219 and cumulative tests so far conducted are 1,584,731.” Said Ministry of Health.

Distribution of the cases is as follows; Nairobi 330, Murang’a 116, Kiambu 87, Kericho 65, Nakuru 63, Embu 51, Uasin Gishu 43, Machakos 35, Kisumu 35, Kirinyaga 34, Mombasa 26, Kajiado 23, Kitui 22, Bomet 20, Nandi 16, Busia 16, Kilifi 16, Trans Nzoia 13, Meru 11, Nyeri 10, Narok 8, Bungoma 8, Kakamega 6, Laikipia 6, Isiolo 4, Kwale 4, Makueni 4, Turkana 4, Nyandarua 3, Baringo 3, Homa Bay 2, Migori 2, Taita Taveta 1, Vihiga 1, Elgeyo Marakwet 1 and Garissa 1.

A total of 392 patients recovered from the virus, 257 of them being home-based care and 135 from various health centres in the country. The cumulative number of recoveries now stand at 100,637.

“Today 392 patients have recovered from the disease, 257 from Home Based and Isolation Care while 135 are from various health facilities. Total recoveries now stand at 100,637.” Said Ministry of Health.

sadly, 4 patients succumbed to the virus with all four of the deaths happening in the last one month. Cumulative number of deaths now stand at 2,424.

“4 deaths have been reported in the last 24 hours with all of them having occurred on diverse dates within the last one month. This now pushes our cumulative fatalities to 2,424. Our sincere condolences to families and friends of those who have lost their loved ones.

A total of 1,603 patients are currently admitted in various health facilities, & 5,757 patients are on Home Based Isolation & Care.  261 patients are in the ICU. 44 of whom are on ventilatory support and 167 on supplemental oxygen. 50 patients are on observation.

Another 264 patients are separately on supplementary oxygen with 250 of them in general wards and 14 in High Dependency Units (HDU).” Said Ministry of Health.

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