Kenya records 911 new COVID-19 cases, 18 deaths


Kenya records 911 new COVID-19 cases, 18 deaths
Health CS Mutahi Kagwe during a press briefing on Monday, March 29, 2021. PHOTO| COURTESY

Kenya has recorded 911 new COVID-19 cases from a sample size of 6,045 tested in the last 24 hours, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 138,988. This represents a positivity rate of 15.1%.

In a statement issued on Sunday, the Ministry of Health also announced that 18 deaths have been reported in the last 24 hours, pushing the cumulative fatalities to 2,224.

Out of the 18 deaths 11 occurred over the last one month while 7 are late death reports from facility record audits that occurred on diverse dates.

The 911 cases are distributed across the country as follows: Nairobi 536, Kiambu 91, Uasin Gishu 48, Machakos 34, Nakuru 34, Mombasa 27, Kajiado 23, Nyeri 20, Meru 16, Kilifi 11, Garissa 10, Nyandarua 8, Laikipia 6, Kitui 6, Kakamega 6, Taita Taveta 4, Turkana 4, Mandera 4, Bungoma 4, Murang’a 3, Nyamira 3, Baringo 2, Elgeyo Marakwet 2, Kwale 2, Makueni 2, Isiolo 1, Kericho 1, Kirinyaga 1, Kisumu 1 and Nandi 1.

At the same time, 533 patients have recovered from the disease, 420 from the Home Based and Isolation Care, while 113 are from various health facilities. Total recoveries now stand at 94,183.

A total of 1,586 patients are currently admitted in various health facilities countrywide, while 5,903 patients are on Home Based Isolation and Care.

“198 patients are in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), 43 of whom are on ventilatory support and 125 on supplemental oxygen. 30 patients are on observation. Another 236 patients are separately on supplementary oxygen with 222 of them in the general wards and 14 in the High Dependency Unit (HDU),” said the Ministry.

On the ongoing vaccination exercise, the Ministry reported that a total of 282,518 people had been vaccinated across the country as of April 3, 2021.

For Citizen TV updates
Join @citizentvke Telegram channel



Video Of The Day: Treasury allocates Ksh 4.5 B for procurement of vaccines

Avatar
Story By Benjamin Muriuki
More by this author