Kenya’s COVID-19 positivity rate at 10.8pc, 796 new cases recorded


Kenya's COVID-19 positivity rate at 10.8pc, 796 new cases recorded
Health CS Mutahi Kagwe addresses the press on the state of COVID-19 on March 17, 2021. PHOTO / COURTESY / MOH

Nairobi, Siaya, and Kisumu had the highest number of new COVID-19 infections, with 174, 138 and 92 cases, respectively, among the 796 cases announced on Friday.

The new infections, which were detected in a sample of 7,392, had a positivity rate of 10.8%.

The total number of verified positive cases is now 178,078; the total number of tests conducted is 1,895,028.

Kenyans account for 746 of the cases, while foreigners account for 50; males account for 458 of the new cases, while females account for 338.

The youngest is a two-day-old baby, and the oldest is 96 years old.

A total of 1,097 patients are currently admitted in various health facilities countrywide, while 4,842 patients are under the Home Based Isolation and Care program.

89 patients are in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), 26 of whom are on ventilatory support and 49 on supplemental oxygen.

14 patients are under observation. Another 114 patients are separately on supplemental oxygen with 109 of them in general wards and 5 in High Dependency Units (HDU).

In terms of County distribution; Nairobi 174, Siaya 138, Kisumu 92, Bomet 62, Mombasa 46, Busia 41, Homa Bay 30, Kisii 24, Uasin Gishu 24, Vihiga 23, Kakamega 19, Nakuru 16, Trans Nzoia 15, Bungoma 13, Kilifi 11, Kiambu 9, Kajiado 8, Kericho 8, Meru 8, Nandi 6, Garissa 4, Kwale 4, Migori 3, Lamu 2, Murang’a 2, Nyandarua 2, Nyeri 2, Taita Taveta 2, Turkana 2, West Pokot 2, Elgeyo Marakwet 1, Laikipia 1, Machakos 1 and Narok 1.

Distribution of positive cases by age is as follows; 0-9 years (28), 10-19 years (26), 20-29 years (129), 30-39 (195) 40-49 (144) 50-59 (125) 60 years and above (149).

Meanwhile, 328 patients have recovered from the disease; 307 from the Home Based and Isolation Care program, while 21 are from various health facilities countrywide.

Total recoveries now stand at 122,346; 88,786 are from Home Based Care and Isolation program and 33,560 are from various health facilities countrywide.

At the same time, three patients have succumbed to the disease in the last 24 hours.

All the deaths were late deaths reported Facility Record Audits conducted on diverse dates in the months of April and May.

This now pushes the cumulative fatalities to 3,437.

New deaths by age; 0-9 years (0), 10-19 years (0), 20-29 (0), 30-39 years (1), 40-49 years (0), 50-59 years (1), 60 years and above (1).

Cumulative deaths by age; 0-9 years (55), 10-19 years (23), 20- 29 (111), 30-39 years (284), 40-49 years (420), 50-59 years (704), 60 years and above (1,840).

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