528 More Test Positive for Covid-19 As Vaccination Set to Begin

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    Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe addressing the media on October 18, 2020
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  • 528 individuals have tested positive for Covid-19 from a sample size of 6,291 tested in the last 24 hours.

    This takes Kenya's cumulative confirmed positive cases to 107,329.

    In a statement on Thursday, March 4, Health CS Mutahi Kagwe said that the total tests conducted so far are 1,317,617.

    485 of those who tested positive are Kenyans while 45 are foreigners.

    Family and friends gather for the burial of Kenya’s first medic victim of Covid-19 Dr Doreen Adisa Lugaliki at Ndalu village, Tongaren sub-county in Bungoma County.
    Family and friends gather for the burial of Kenya’s first medic victim of Covid-19 Dr Doreen Adisa Lugaliki at Ndalu village, Tongaren sub-county in Bungoma County.
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    330 are males and 198 are females. The youngest is a two-month-old baby while the oldest is 89.

    A total of 185 patients recovered from the disease in the last 24 hours, 83 from the Home-Based and Isolation Care while 102 are from various health facilities. 

    Total recoveries now stand at 87,099.

    Sadly, four patients have succumbed to the disease, pushing Kenya's cumulative fatality to 1,870.

    A total of 435 patients are currently admitted to various health facilities countrywide, while 1,583 patients are on Home Based Isolation and Care. 65 patients are in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), 24 of whom are on ventilatory support and 34 on supplemental oxygen.

    Another 16 patients are separately on supplementary oxygen with all of them in the general wards. No patient is in the High Dependency Unit (HDU).

    In terms of County distribution; Nairobi 363, Kiambu 41,Mombasa 17, Nakuru 16, Machakos 13, Busia 13, Uasin Gishu 12, Kajiado 8, Nyandarua 8, Kisumu 7, Kilifi 5,Tharaka Nithi 5, Laikipia 4, Taita Taveta 3, Kakamega 3, Makueni 2, Nyeri 2, Siaya 2, Turkana 1, Kwale 1, Baringo 1 and Meru 1.

    The first Covid-19 vaccinees; healthcare workers are set to receive their jab on Friday, March 5 at Kenyatta National Hospital.

    Addressing them, Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe said, "I take this opportunity to encourage all our healthcare workers to get vaccinated. You are our first line of defense and your protection is paramount to us.

    When you are first protected, we stand a better chance of beating the virus as you are more confident to treat when we present ourselves to you for treatment."

    Kagwe further noted that the country has the required capacity to handle the covid-19 vaccines which landed in the country on the night of Tuesday, March 2.