Wednesday, June 23, 2021

Kenya’s COVID-19 death toll hikes by 22 to 2,665

Kenya has confirmed a total of 22 new COVID-19 deaths in the last 24 hours pushing the cumulative number of COVID-19 fatalities in the country to 2,665.

Out of the new deaths, 18 of them are from diverse dates in the last one month and 4 being late reports from various health facilities in the country.

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“22 deaths were also reported in the last 24 hours with 18 having occurred on diverse dates within the last one month and 4 being late death reports from facility record audits also having occurred in the last one month. This now pushes cumulative fatalities to 2,665.” Said Ministry of Health.

The Ministry of Health also confirmed 511 new cases of the virus 4,020 samples tested in the last 24 hours.

The new cases which represent a positivity rate of 12.7% comprised of 477 Kenyans and 34 foreigners aged between five-day old and 95-years.Cumulative number of COVID-19 cases now stand at 157,492.

“511 people tested positive for Covid-19 disease from a sample size of 4,020 tested in the last 24 hrs bringing the total number of confirmed cases in the country to 157,492. The country’s positivity rate is & 12.7%. Cumulative tests so far conducted are 1,651,008.

From the cases, 477 are Kenyans while 34 are foreigners. 280 are males and 231 are females. The youngest is a five-day-old-infant while the oldest is aged 95 years.” Said Ministry of Health.

County distributionof the new cases is as follows; Nairobi 107 cases, Mombasa 63, Kericho 36, Kisii 34, Nakuru 29, Kiambu 22, Bomet 20, Kisumu 19, Makueni 18, Nyamira 16, Kitui 16, Turkana 15, Siaya 13, Mandera 11, Embu 10, Kilifi 7, Uasin Gishu 7, Machakos 7.

Busia 6, Kajiado 6, Garissa 6, Kwale 6, Nyandarua 6, Laikipia 5, Murang’a 4, Nyeri 4, Bungoma 3, Kakamega 3, Meru 2, Migori 2, Homa Bay 2, Nandi 1, Narok 1, Marsabit 1, Trans Nzoia 1, West Pokot 1 and Kirinyaga 1.

“A total of 840,075 persons have so far been vaccinated against COVID-19 disease across the country.

Of these, 486,050 are aged 58 years and above, Health Workers 154,031, Teachers 129,527, while 70,467 Security Officers have been vaccinated.

As of April 26, 2021, a total of 1,080,000 doses had been distributed to regional depots countrywide leaving a balance of 40,000 doses at the Kitengela Central Vaccines stores.” 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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