Thursday, May 13, 2021

Kenya’s COVID-19 positivity rate down 10% as 10 succumb

Kenya’s COVID-19 positivity rate was on Sunday down to 10% as 366 new cases of the virus were confirmed from 3,664 samples tested.

The new cases which represent 354 Kenyans and 12 foreigners now push the cumulative number of cases in the country to 151,653 and cumulative samples so far tested to 1,603,332.

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“The country recorded 366 positive Covid-19 cases on Sunday from a sample size of 3,664 tested in the last 24 hours. This brought the total number of confirmed cases to 151,653 from 1,603,332 cumulative tests conducted so far. Kenya’s positivity rate is at 10.0%.

From the cases, 354 are Kenyans while 12 are foreigners. 215 are males and 151 are females. The youngest is a three-month-old baby while the oldest is aged 86 years.” Said Ministry of Health.

In terms of County distribution; Nairobi 177, Uasin Gishu 24, Kiambu 23, Kilifi 20, Nakuru 19, Kitui 19, Mombasa 12, Machakos 11, Busia 9, Murang’a 8, Kajiado 8, Kericho 6, Homa Bay 6, Isiolo 4, Bungoma 2, Trans Nzoia 2, Elgeyo Marakwet 2, Nyandarua 2, Kisii 2, Meru 1, Migori 1, Nandi 1, Narok 1, Nyamira 1, Nyeri 1, Siaya 1, Vihiga 1, Embu 1 and Kakamega 1.

Unfortunately, 18 patients succumbed to the virus, one reported in the last 24 hours, two in different days and 15 being late death reports. Cumulative number of fatalities in the country now stands at 2,481.

“18 deaths were also reported in the last 24 hours with one having occurred in the last 24 hours, 2 on diverse dates within the last one month, while 15 are late deaths conducted from facility record audits. This now pushes cumulative fatalities to 2,481.” Said Ministry of Health.

On a positive note, the country has recorded 280 recoveries, 270 of them being home based recoveries and 73 from various health facilities in the country. Cumulative number of recoveries in the country is now 101,642.

“280 patients recovered from the disease on Sunday, 207 from Home Based & Isolation Care & 73 from various health facilities. Total recoveries now stand at 101,642. Cumulative discharges from Home Based Care & Isolation are 73,805 while 27,837 are from various health facilities.” Said Ministry of Health.

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