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Kenya records 495 new Covid-19 cases as 19 failed – KBC

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The Ministry of Health has recorded 495 new cases of covid-19 from a sample size of 4,929 tested in the last 24 hours.

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The positive rate is now 10.0%. Of the 482 cases are Kenyans while 13 are foreigners. 297 are men and 198 are women. The youngest is one year old while the oldest is 96 years old.

Speaking during a visit to the Revital Health Service (EPZ) factory in Kilifi County on Thursday, Health Cabinet Secretary Senator Mutahi Kagwe said the total number of confirmed cases now is 158,821 and the total number of tests so far has been done 1,664,435.

In terms of County distribution; Nairobi 92, Mombasa 50, Kericho 42, Embu 36, Uasin Gishu 22, Kisii 20, Bungoma 18, Kisumu and Nakuru 17 cases each, Nyeri 16, Busia 15, Kilifi 13, Garissa 12, Siaya 11, Kitui, Meru and Murang ‘ a 10 cases each, Kirinyaga and Trans Nzoia 9 cases each, Nandi and Kiambu 7 cases each, Makueni and Nyandarua 6 cases each, Bomet 5, Kajiado, Nyamira and Taita Taveta 4 cases each, Laikipia, Turkana, Machakos and Migori 3 cases each , Elgeyo Marakwet, Samburu and Homa Bay 2 cases each, Kakamega, Kwale, Narok, Vihiga and West Pokot 1 case each.

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CS said 242 patients had recovered from the disease, 191 from Home Care and Isolation, while 51 came from various health facilities across the country.

The total rehabilitation is now 108,124 of which 78,691 are from Home Care and Isolation while 29,433 are from health facilities.

Sadly 19 deaths have been reported in the past 24 hours, 13 of which occurred on different dates within the past one month and 6 are reports of deceased deaths from the facility record audit.

This now pushes additional deaths to 2,707.

A total of 1,250 patients are currently hospitalized in various health facilities across the country, while 6,822 patients are in isolation from Home and Services. 191 patients are in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), 31 of them have respiratory support and 129 on additional oxygen. 31 patients are under investigation.

Another 146 patients are excluded from supplemental oxygen and 136 of them in general wards and 10 in the High Dependency Units (HDU).

On vaccination CS found that by April 26, 2021 Kilifi County had received 9,000 doses. As of Wednesday, the County had received 5,282 vaccinations.

“To date, a total of 865,897 people have so far been vaccinated against COVID-19 nationwide. Of these, 502,893 are 58 years of age and older, health workers, 156,344, 134,083 teachers, while 72,581 Security Officers. He said.

As of April 27, 2021, a total of 1,099,000 doses had been distributed to regional depots across the country leaving a dosage of 21,000 doses in the General Vaccine Kitengela.

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