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198 Patients in ICU as Positivity Rate Drops Below 10%

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  • Kenya has recorded 834 new Covid-19 cases, from a sample size of 8,498 tested in the last 24 hours with a positive rate of 9.8 percent.

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    In those cases, 805 are Kenyans while 29 are foreigners. 499 are men and 335 are women. The youngest child is a fourteen-day-old child while the oldest is 100 years old.

    During a meeting on Wednesday, April 28, CS Mutahi Kagwe said 579 patients had recovered from the disease, 293 from home care, and 286 from health facilities.

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    The total recovery is now at 107,882 out of which 78,500 are from home care and isolation, while 29,382 are from various health facilities.

    By sad note, 23 deaths have been reported in the last twenty-four hours. two of them occurred in the last 24 hours, 15 on different dates within the past one month and 6 being reports of deceased deaths from the facility record audit. The number of deaths increased so far is 2,688.

    A total of 1,300 patients are currently hospitalized in various health facilities across the country, while 6,978 patients are in isolation from Home Care.

    198 patients are in the intensive care unit (ICU), 35 of them are on respiratory support and 134 on supplemental oxygen. 29 patients are under investigation.

    To date, a total of 853,081 people have been vaccinated against Covid-19 virus nationwide. Of these 494,278 are 58 years of age and older, 155,294 Health Workers, 131,905 teachers while 71,604 Security Officers.

    As of April 26, 2021, a total of 1,099,000 doses had been distributed to regional depots across the country leaving a total of 21,000 doses in Kitengela’s main Vaccine stores.

    This comes as Kagwe announced that the government has suspended round-trip flights to India for 14 days following an increase in Covid-19 infections in the country.

    He urged Kenyans seeking medical treatment in India to look for alternatives following the increase in the number of Covid-19 in recent weeks.

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  • Source: KENYAGIST.COM

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