Thursday, May 13, 2021

Kenya records 18 new COVID-19 deaths and 137 new cases

The Ministry of Health in Kenya has on Monday confirmed 137 new COVID-19 fro m a sample size of 1,641 maintaining a positivity rate of 8.3%.

The new cases now push the cumulative number of cases and samples in the country to 160,559 and 1,681,420 respectively.

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“137 persons tested positive for Covid-19 on Monday from a sample size of 1,641 tested in the last 24 hours.  Kenya’s positivity rate is at 8.3%.  Total confirmed positive cases are now 160,559 from 1,681,420 tests conducted so far.” Said Ministry of Health.

In terms of County distribution; Nairobi 70, Uasin Gishu 22, Kericho 9, Mombasa 8, Kiambu 7, Machakos 4, Kirinyaga, Murang’a, Narok and Nyeri 2 cases each, Taita Taveta, Bungoma, West Pokot, Kajiado, Kitui, Kwale, Makueni, Nakuru and Nyandarua 1 case each.

In the same 24 hours, 216 patients recovered from the virus out of which 170 of them are from home-based care and 46 from various health facilities across the country. Cumulative number of recoveries now stand at 109,077.

“216 patients recovered from the disease, 170 from Home Based and Isolation Care, while 46 are from various health facilities countrywide. Total recoveries now stand at 109,077 of whom 79,443 are from Home Based Care & Isolation while 29,634 are from various health facilities.” Said Ministry of Health.

Sadly, 18 patients succumbed to the virus, 9 of them happening in the last one month and nine others being late death reports from various health facilities across the country. Cumulative number of recoveries now stand at 2,781.

“18 deaths were also reported in the last 24 hours, 9 having occurred on diverse dates within the last one month while 9 are late death reports from facility record audits. This now pushes cumulative fatalities to 2,781.” Said MOH

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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