COVID-19: Kenya’s positivity rate at 10.8pc, 22 more dead


COVID-19: Kenya’s positivity rate at 10.8pc, 22 more dead
Health CAS Dr. Rashid Aman addresses the press on the state of COVID-19 on May 5, 2021. PHOTO / COURTESY / MOH

The Ministry of Health announced on Thursday a positivity rate of 10.8 percent from 410 new infections tested in a sample size of 3,799 tested in the previous 24 hours.

This brings the total number of confirmed infections to 164,386 and the total number of tests conducted to 1,729,345.

There are 393 Kenyans and 17 foreigners among the cases; 253 are males and 157 are females, with the youngest being a one-month-old infant and the oldest being 100 years.

Dr. Rashid Aman, Ministry of Health CAS, told the press that 67 patients had recovered from the disease, 10 from Home-Based and Isolation Treatment, and 57 from various health facilities across the country.

Ministry of Health CAS Dr Rashid Aman in a statement to the press, said 67 patients recovered from the disease; 10 from the Home-Based and Isolation Care, while 57 were discharged from various health facilities countrywide.

Total recoveries now stand at 113,124; of whom 82,213 are from Home Based Care and Isolation while 30,294 are from various health facilities.

Dr Aman added that 22 deaths were reported; 8 on diverse dates within the last one month and 4 are late death reports from facility record audits. This pushes the cumulative fatalities to 2,950.

Across the country, the new infections are distributed as follows: Nairobi 76, Kericho 51, Meru 40, Kisumu 36, Mombasa 27, Uasin Gishu 25, Kisii 19, Siaya and Migori 18 cases each, Nakuru 12, Kirinyaga 11, Kilifi 8, Kitui, Kiambu and Homa Bay 7 cases each, Nyamira 6, Vihiga and Marsabit 5 cases each, Murang’a 4, Garissa, Machakos, Nandi and Nyeri 3 cases each, Kajiado, Laikipia, Nyandarua and Turkana 2 cases each, Bomet, Makueni, Mandera, Kakamega, Baringo, Taita Taveta, Trans Nzoia and Narok 1 case each.

A total of 1,049 patients are currently admitted in various health facilities countrywide, while 4,823 patients are on Home Based Isolation and Care. 119 patients are in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), 22 of whom are on ventilatory support and 74 on supplemental oxygen. 23 patients are under observation.

Another 91 patients are separately on supplemental oxygen with 86 of them in general wards and 5 in High Dependency Units (HDU).

So far, 925,509 persons have so far been vaccinated against the COVID-19 disease countrywide.

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