COVID-19: Kenya records 394 new cases,14 deaths, 2,217 recoveries


Kenya has recorded 394 new COVID-19 cases from a sample size of 2,923 tested in the last 24 hours representing a positivity rate of 13.5%. This now brings the total confirmed positive cases to 139,842.

“From the cases 374 are Kenyans while 20 are foreigners. 209 are males and 185 are females. The youngest is an eight-month-old-infant while the oldest is 95,” said the Ministry of Health in a statement issued on Monday.

This now brings the total confirmed positive cases to 139,842.

At the same time, 14 deaths have been reported in the last 24 hours. Six of them occurred in the last one month while 8 are late death reports from facility record audits that occurred on diverse dates. This now pushes the cumulative fatalities to 2,258.

Distribution of the cumulative deaths in terms of age is as follows: 0-9 years (45), 10-19 years (17), 20-29 (92), 30-39 years (202), 40-49 years (316), 50-59 years (514), 60 years and above (1,072).

The 394 cases are distributed acorss the country as follows: Nairobi 246, Kiambu 29, Machakos 23, Uasin Gishu 22, Kitui 20, Nakuru 15, Kajiado 10, Kilifi 10, Trans Nzoia 5, Mombasa 4, Murang’a 3, Makueni 2, Nandi 1, Taita Taveta 1, West Pokot 1, Elgeyo Marakwet 1 and Embu 1.

At the same time the Ministry announced that 2,217 patients have recovered from the disease, 1,542 from various health facilities while 675 are from the Home Based and Isolation Care. Total recoveries now stand at 96,578.

A total of 1,576 patients are currently admitted in various health facilities countrywide, while 6,182 patients are on Home Based Isolation and Care.

“205 patients are in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), 46 of whom are on ventilatory support and 130 on supplemental oxygen. 29 patients are on observation. Another 257 patients are separately on supplementary oxygen with 242 of them in the general wards and 15 in the High Dependency Unit (HDU),” said the Ministry.

On the ongoing vaccination exercise, the Ministry says a total of 325, 592 Kenyans have been vaccinated to date.

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