Thursday, May 13, 2021

Kenya records 1,560 COVID-19 recoveries and 18 deaths

Kenya has on Tuesday recorded the highest number of COVID-19 recoveries at 1,560 pushing the cumulative number of recoveries in the country to 103,838.

“1,560 patients have recovered from the disease, 1,358 from Home Based and Isolation Care while 202 are from various health facilities across the country. Total recoveries now stand at 103,838 of which 75,650 are from Home Based Care and Isolation while 28,188 are from various health facilities.” Said Ministry of Health.

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The Ministry of Health also confirmed 629 new cases of the virus from5,832 samples tested in the last 24 hours. Out of the new cases 612 of them are Kenyans and 17 foreigners pushing the cumulative number of cases in the country to 152,523.

“629 people tested positive to Covid-19 on Tuesday, from a sample size of 5,832 tested in the last 24 hours bringing the total number of confirmed positive cases to 152,523. From the cases, 612 are Kenyans while 17 are foreigners. 358 are males and 271 are females.

The youngest is a one-year-old child while the oldest is 92 years. The country’s positivity rate stands at 10.8%. Total and cumulative tests so far conducted are 1,611,679.” Said Ministry of Health.

In terms of County distribution; Nairobi 201, Kericho 43, Nakuru 37, Kiambu 36, Machakos 31, Uasin Gishu 30, Garissa 25, Kilifi 22, Meru, Kitui, Kisumu and Nyamira 17 cases each, Turkana 15, Mombasa 15, Siaya 13, Kirinyaga 10, Nandi, Isiolo and Kajiado 9 cases each

Bomet and Homa bay 8 cases each, Nyandarua and Taita Taveta 7 cases each, Kakamega 5, Nyeri and Laikipia 4 cases each, Makueni and Narok 3 cases each, Murang’a 2, West Pokot, Elgeyo Marakwet, Kisii, Kwale and Migori recorded 1 case each.

Sadly, 18 deaths have been confirmed by the Ministry pushing the cumulative number of fatalities in the country to 2,519.

“18 deaths were also recorded over the same period, 2 having occurred in the last 24 hours, 8 on diverse dates within the last one month, while 8 are late deaths reported after conducting facility record audits. This now pushes cumulative fatalities to 2,519.” Said MOH

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