Kenya’s Covid-19 cases increase to 157,492 after 511 investigations were positive – KBC


Kenya recorded 511 new Covid-19 cases on Tuesday from sample size 4,020 tested in the last 24 hours.

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The country’s positive rate is at 12.7%.

The total number of confirmed cases in Kenya is now 157,492 from an additional 1,651,008 trial conducted since March.

In the new cases, 477 are Kenyans while 34 are foreigners while 280 are male while 231 women were confirmed to be infected.

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The youngest child is a five-day-old child while the oldest is 95 years old.

467 patients have recovered from the disease, 385 from the Home Care Program, while 82 have been discharged from various hospitals. The total number of recipients is now 107,303 of which 78,207 are from Home Care and Isolation while 29,096 are from health facilities.

22 patients have been infected with the virus at the same time. The total number of deaths due to Covid-19 now stands at 2,665.

A total of 1,365 patients are currently being treated at various health facilities across the country while another 6,926 are in Home Isolation and Care.

According to Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe, 192 patients are in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), 35 are on respiratory support, and 127 on supplemental oxygen and 30 patients are under investigation.

Another 184 patients are deprived of extra oxygen and 169 of them are admitted to general wards. 15 patients are in the High Dependency Unit (HDU).

In terms of County distribution; Nairobi 107, Mombasa 63, Kericho 36, Kisii 34, Nakuru 29, Kiambu 22, Bomet 20, Kisumu 19, Makueni 18, Nyamira and Kitui 16 cases each, Turkana 15, Siaya 13, Mandera 11, Embu 10, Kilifi 7, Uasin Gishu 7, Machakos 7, Busia, Kajiado, Garissa, Kwale and Nyandarua 6 cases each, Laikipia 5, Murang’a and Nyeri 4 cases each, Bungoma and Kakamega 3 cases each, Meru, Migori and Homa Bay 2 cases each, Nandi, Narok, Marsabit, Trans Nzoia, West Pokot and Kirinyaga 1 case each.

The Ministry of Health has so far vaccinated a total of 840,075 people against COVID-19 disease nationwide.

Of these 486,050 are 58 years of age and older, 154,031 Health Workers, 129,527 Teachers, while 70,467 Security Officers.

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