Thursday, May 13, 2021

COVID-19: Kenya records 1,041 new cases and 19 fatalities

1,041 new cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed by the Ministry of Health on Friday from a total of 7,753 samples tested in the last 24 hours.

Out of the new cases, the youngest is 2 years and the oldest 93 years as the cumulative number of confirmed cases now stand at 150,260.

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“Kenya recorded 1,041 new covid-19 cases on Friday. The positive cases were derived from 7,753 samples tested in the last 24 hours. The youngest case is 2 years old and the oldest is 93 years. This brings the cumulative number of positive cases in the country to 150,260. Cumulative number of tests now stands at 1,592,484.” Said Ministry of Health

In terms of distribution, Nairobi recorded 323 cases, Transzoia 71, Mombasa 62, Nakuru 44, Uasin Gishu 43, Nyamira 43, Siaya 41, Kitui 40, Kisumu 36, Nyeri 32, Busia 31, Kiambu 28, Meru 27, Kakamega 25, Kilifi 22, Turkana 18, Nyandarua 17, Machakos 16, Garissa 16, Tharaka Nithi 15, Bungoma 12, Kajiado 10, Nandi 10, Makueni 9, Homabay 8, Kericho 7,Mandera 6, Laikipia 5, Murang√° 5, Taita Taveta 3,Isiolo 2, Kisii 2, Marasabit 2, Migori 2, Narok 2,Vihiga 2, West Pokot 2. Elgeyo Marakwet and Kwale counties recorded 1 case each.

Unfortunately, 19 patients have succumbed to the virus pushing the cumulative number of fatalities in the country to 2,443.

“The country also recorded 19 fatalities in the last 24 hours bringing the total number of fatalities resulting from the contagion to 2,443.

As of today, 260 patients are in ICU, 12 in HDU, 47 on ventilatory support, 164 on supplemental oxygen, 49 on observation while 246 others are on supplementary Oxygen. A further 234 patients are in general ward.

The total number of those admitted in health facilities is 1,588. ¬†5,757 patients remain on Home Based Isolation and Care.” Said Ministry of Health

Berryl Achieng
Kenyan news interests me a lot but I also keep tabs on other news making headlines in Africa and around the world.

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