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8 More Deaths Reported as Covid-19 Cases Rise to 165,112

by Zablon Ondari
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The Ministry of Health on Friday, 14th May, announced 392 new Covid-19 cases, raising the country’s caseload to 165,112, with eight deaths.

In a press statement issued in Nairobi, Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe said that the latest figure had been derived from 3,668 samples tested in the last 24 hours. This brings to 1,737,168 the cumulative number of Covid-19 tests. The country’s positivity rate is now at 10.7 per cent.

From the cases, 383 are Kenyans while nine are foreigners. There are 237 males and 155 females. The youngest is a two-month-old infant while the oldest is 95.

Kenya reported eight more deaths in the last 24 hours, bringing the toll to 2,976.

Kagwe said 184 patients had recovered from the disease, 152 from the home-based and isolation care while 32 are from various health facilities countrywide. The total number of recoveries is 113,432.

There are 1,040 patients admitted to various health facilities countrywide, while 4,813 patients are in the home-based isolation and care programme. 

Some 118 patients are in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), 23 of on ventilatory support, 74 on supplemental oxygen and 21 patients are under observation.

Another 88 patients are separately on supplemental oxygen with 83 of them in general wards and five in High Dependency Units (HDU).

The cases are distributed in the counties as follows: Nairobi 70, Kericho 58, Kisumu 53, Mombasa 37, Siaya 17, Kisii 13, Nyeri and Nakuru 12 cases each, Nyamira, Migori and Baringo 11 cases each, and Bungoma 10. Makueni had nine, Kiambu eight, Uasin Gishu seven, Bomet, Meru, Murang’a and Kakamega. six cases each, Kajiado and Machakos, four cases each, Embu, Homa Bay, Kilifi, West Pokot, Kitui, Mandera, Nandi, and Nyandarua, two cases each while Taita-Taveta, Kwale, Tharaka Nithi, Garissa, and Isiolo, had one case each.

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