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Kenya Records 1,523 New Covid-19 Cases, 18 More Deaths

by Zablon Ondari
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The Ministry of Health on Wednesday, 7th April, announced 1,523 new Covid-19 cases, raising the country’s caseload to 141,365.

Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe said that the latest figure was derived from 7,423 samples tested in the last 24 hours. This brings to 1,530,736 the cumulative number of Covid-19 tests. The country’s positivity rate is at 20.5 percent.

From the cases, 1,432 are Kenyans while 91 are foreigners. There are 842 males and 682 females. The youngest is a three-month-old infant while the oldest is 105.

The national death toll rose to 2,276 after 18 more patients succumbed to the virus.

Some 616 patients have recovered from the disease, 522 from home-based and isolation care while 94 are from the various health facilities. The total number of recoveries now stands at 97,194.

A total of 1,591 patients are currently admitted to various health facilities countrywide and 6,112 patients are on home-based isolation and care.

There are 236 patients in the ICU, 53 are on ventilatory support, 150 on supplemental oxygen while 33 patients are on observation.

Another 253 patients are separately on supplementary oxygen, 238 are in the general wards and 15 in the High Dependency Unit (HDU).

The cases are distributed in counties as follows: Nairobi 626, Kiambu 142, Uasin Gishu 108, Nakuru 92, Mombasa 65, Kericho 46, Murang’a 45, Kisumu, Kilifi, Machakos and 36, Turkana 34, Nandi 30, Makueni 29, Kajiado 27, Meru 19, Kakamega 17, Taita-Taveta 15, Nyandarua 14, Embu 13, Busia 12, Nyeri 11, Garissa and, Laikipia 10 each, Siaya nine, Kitui eight, Kisii seven, Baringo, Kwale, Mandera, Nyamira and Trans Nzoia three cases each. Kirinyaga and Vihiga two cases each while Narok, Tharaka Nithi, West Pokot, Bungoma, Elgeyo Marakwet, Homa Bay and Isiolo, had one case each.

As of yesterday, (6th April), 339,893 people had been vaccinated with the Astrazeneca vaccine. Some 99,084 are health workers, 27, 945 security officers, 45,877 teachers, and 166,987 are other members of the public who include those who are 58 and above.

Another 228 people have also been vaccinated with the Sputnik vaccine bringing the number of those vaccinated to 340,121. In terms of gender 192,746 (57 percent) Males and 147,147 (43 percent) are females.

Nairobi County has contributed 33 percent of the total vaccinated followed by Nakuru and Uasin Gishu Counties at seven and six percent respectively.  

Lamu County with uptake of 248 persons vaccinated has consistently remained lower since the exercise started.

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