Thursday, May 13, 2021

Kenya records 24 new COVID-19 deaths and 140 recoveries

A total of 345 new COVID-19 cases have on Tuesday been confirmed by the Ministry of Health in Kenya rising the cumulative number of confirmed cases in the country to 160,904.

The Ministry had tested a total of 6,686 samples were tested in the last 24 hours pushing the cumulative number of samples tested in the country to 1,688,106.

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“345 people have tested positive to the disease, from a sample size of 6,686 tested in the last 24 hours. Our positivity rate is at 5.2%. Total confirmed positive cases are now 160,904 and cumulative tests so far conducted are 1,688,106.” Said Ministry of Health.

The number of COVID-19 recoveries now stand at 109,217 after 214 patients recovered in the last 24 hours. Out of the recoveries, 82 of them are from home-based care and 58 of them from various health facilities in the country.

“140 patients have recovered from the disease, 82 from Home Based & Isolation Care, while 58 are from various health facilities countrywide. Total recoveries now stand at 109,217 of whom 79,525 are from Home Based Care and Isolation while 29,692 are from various health facilities.” Said Ministry of Health.

Unfortunately, 24 patients succumbed to the virus pushing the cumulative number of deaths in the country to 2,805 as confirmed by the Ministry of Health.

“24 deaths have been reported in the last 24 hours, with one having occurred in the last 24 hours, 15 on diverse dates within the last one month and 8 are late death reports from facility record audits. This now pushes cumulative fatalities to 2,805.

1,230 patients are currently admitted in various health facilities countrywide, while 6,654 patients are on Home Based Isolation and Care.  154 patients are in the ICU, 26 of whom are on ventilatory support and 101 on supplemental oxygen. 27 patients are on observation.

117 patients are separately on supplemental oxygen with 109 of them in general wards and 8 in High Dependency Units.” Said MOH

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