Kenya Records 735 Cases, 20 Deaths in 24Hrs


  • Kenya has recorded 735 new Covid-19 cases, from a sample size of 5,758 tested in the last 24 hours with a positive rate of 12 percent.

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    In those cases, 634 are Kenyans while 101 are foreigners. 429 are males and 306 are females. The youngest is an eight-month-old baby while the oldest is 97 years old.

    In a statement on Saturday, May 1, Health Minister Mutahi Kagwe said the total number of confirmed cases was 160,053 and the total number of cases so far was 1,675,310.

    Health Adviser Mutahi Kagwe receiving the first batch of Covid-19 vaccines on Tuesday, March 2, 2021.


    224 patients have recovered in the last 24 hours, 177 from home care, and 47 from various health facilities.

    The total rehabilitation is currently at 108,789 out of which 79,234 have come from home care and isolation, while 29,555 are from various health facilities.

    Unfortunately, 20 mortality patients have failed. 3 of them occurred in the last 24 hours, 13 on different dates within the last one month and 4 are late death reports from the facility record audit.

    The number of deaths so far is 2,744.

    A total of 1,304 patients are currently being treated at various health facilities across the country, while 6,648 patients are in isolation from home care.

    88 patients are in the intensive care unit (ICU), 31 of them are on respiratory support and 113 on supplemental oxygen. 44 patients are under investigation.

    Another 137 patients are supplemented with supplemental oxygen and 130 of them in total wards and 7 in the High Dependency Units (HDU).

    As of today, a total of 884,858 people have been vaccinated against Covid-19 virus nationwide. Of these 515,288 are 58 years of age and older, 157,967 Health Workers, 137,348 teachers while 74,272 Security Officers.

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    President Uhuru Kenyatta receiving the AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine on March 26, 2021 at the State House, Nairobi.




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