Thursday, May 13, 2021

COVID-19:Kenya’s positivity rate drops to 8.3% as 19 die

Kenya’s COVID-19 positivity rate has dropped to 8.3% as the Ministry of Health confirmed 369 new cases from 4,469 samples tested.

The new cases which comprise of 329 Kenyans and 40 foreigners now push the cumulative number of cases in the country to 160,422 and 1,679,779.

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“Today 369 people have tested positive to the disease, from a sample size of 4,469 tested in the last 24 hours. Our positivity rate is at 8.3%. From the cases 329 are Kenyans & 40 are foreigners. 211 are males & 158 are females. The youngest is 9 months & the oldest is 90 years.

Total confirmed positive cases are now 160,422 and cumulative tests so far conducted are 1,679,779.” Said Ministry of Health.

The Ministry of Health also confirmed 72 new recoveries which comprised of 39 home-based care patients and 32 from various health facilities. The cumulative number of recoveries now stand at 108,861.

“72 patients have recovered from the disease, 39 from Home Based & Isolation Care, while 33 are from various health facilities countrywide. Total recoveries now stand at 108,861 of which 79,273 are from Home Based Care and Isolation while 29,588 are from various health facilities.” Said MOH

Unfortunately, 19 patients have succumbed from the virus,16 of them occurring in the last one month and 3 being late death reports. Cumulative number of deaths now stand at 2,763.

“19 deaths have been reported in the last 24 hours, 16 having occurred on diverse dates within the last one month and 3 are late death reports from facility record audits. This now pushes cumulative fatalities to 2,763.” Said Ministry of Health.

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