19 Die of Covid-19 as Kenya Marks Malaria Day


  • Kenya has recorded 469 new Covid-19 cases, from a sample size of 4,194 tested in the last 24 hours with a positive rate of 11.2%.

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    In those cases, 437 are Kenyans while 32 are foreigners. 300 are men and 169 are women. The youngest is
    a six-month-old baby when the oldest is 91 years old.

    During a meeting on Saturday, April 25, Health Minister Mutahi Kagwe, said 304 patients had recovered from the disease, 187 from home care, and 117 from various health facilities.

    The total recovery is currently at 106,588 of which 77,604 are from home care and isolation while 28,984 are from various health facilities.

    Health Adviser Mutahi Kagwe addressing the media in October 2020.


    With sad information, 19 patients have been diagnosed with the disease, one reported in the last 24 hours, 10 on different dates, and 8 are reports of late deaths from health records audits. The number of deaths so far is 2,622.

    A total of 1,443 patients are currently admitted to various health facilities across the country, while 6,872 patients are in isolation from home care.

    207 patients are in the intensive care unit (ICU), 43 of them are on respiratory support and 133 on extra oxygen. 31 patients are under investigation.

    This comes after the country recorded a reduction in total malaria incidence from 8% recorded in 2015 to 5.6%.

    The report released by the Ministry of Health indicated that the Lake area, which carries the highest prevalence
    load, has reduced the transmission rate from 27% to 19%.

    The report also showed that in the period 2015 – 2020, there was an increase in the ownership and use of bed nets by the community as well as better access to and access to the proposed malaria treatment.

    “Analysis of standard data collected from our health facilities shows that since 2016, the number of confirmed malaria cases has dropped from 113 per 1,000 people to 86 per 1,000 people.

    “The number of malaria patients seeking care for patients has decreased from 30% to 19% while patient admissions have decreased from 20% to 15%,” the report read in part.

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