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20 Patients Succumb as Covid-19 Cases Jump to 161,393

by Zablon Ondari
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The Ministry of Health has announced 489 new Covid-19 cases from 4,426 samples tested in the last 24 hours, bringing the national tally to 161,393.

The cumulative number of samples tested so far stands at 1,692,532. The country’s positivity rate is at 11 per cent.

In a statement issued in Nairobi on Wednesday, 5th May, Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe announced that of the new cases, 449 are Kenyans while 40 are foreigners with

From the new cases 266 are males while 223 are females. The youngest case is a four-month-old baby and the oldest is 102.

Some 552 patients have recovered from the disease, 249 from home-based and isolation care while 303 are from various health facilities. The total number of recoveries now stands at 109,769.

Sadly, 20 more patients have succumbed, bringing the death toll to 2,825.

Currently, there are 1,164 patients admitted to various health facilities countrywide, while 6,603 patients are on home-based isolation and care. 

Some 153 patients are in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), 28 of whom are on ventilatory support, 99 on supplemental oxygen, while 26 patients are on observation.

Another 119 patients are separately on supplemental oxygen with 111 of them in general wards and eight in High Dependency Units.

The cases were distributed in counties as follows; Nairobi 130, Siaya 39, Nandi 37, Embu 35, Kisumu 33, Migori 33, Kakamega 24, Garissa 22, Kilifi 16, Bungoma 14, Kiambu 13, Nakuru, Machakos and Meru nine cases each, Turkana eight, Kitui seven, Samburu and Makueni six cases each, Isiolo five, Kajiado and Mombasa four cases each, Murang’a, Nyandarua, Nyeri and Vihiga three cases each, Kirinyaga, Marsabit, Homa Bay and West Pokot two cases each while Bomet, Busia, Kericho, Kisii, Laikipia and Wajir had one case each.

Vaccination: As of today, a total of 900,459 persons have been vaccinated against the Covid-19 countrywide. 

Of these, 524,720 are aged 58 and above, 159,308 are health workers,  140,354, teachers and 76,077 are security officers.

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