198 Patients in ICU as Positivity Rate Drops Below 10%

  • Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe addressing the media on November 26, 2020
    Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe addressing the media on November 26, 2020
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  • Kenya has recorded 834 new Covid-19 cases, from a sample size of 8,498 tested in the last 24 hours with a positivity rate of 9.8 per cent. 

    Of the cases, 805 are Kenyans while 29 are foreigners. 499 are males and 335 are females. The youngest is a fourteen-day-old infant while the oldest is 100 years.

    During a briefing on Wednesday, April 28, Health CS Mutahi Kagwe stated that 579 patients had recovered from the disease, 293 from home-based care, and 286 from various health facilities.

    Health Acting Director General Dr Patrick Amoth receives the Covid-19 vaccine on Friday, March 5.
    Health Acting Director General Dr Patrick Amoth receives the Covid-19 vaccine on Friday, March 5.
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    Total recoveries now stand at 107,882 out of which 78,500 are from home-based care and isolation, while 29,382 are from various health facilities.

    On a sad note, 23 deaths have been reported over the past twenty-four hours. two of them having occurred in the last 24 hours, 15 on diverse dates within the last one month and 6 being late death reports from facility record audits. The cumulative deaths so far are at 2,688.

    A total of 1,300 patients are currently admitted to various health facilities countrywide, while 6,978 patients are on Home-based isolation and care.

    198 patients are in the intensive care unit (ICU), 35 of whom are on ventilatory support and 134 on supplemental oxygen. 29 patients are on observation.

    As of today, a total of 853,081 persons have been vaccinated against the Covid-19 disease countrywide. Of these 494,278 are aged 58 years and above, Health workers 155,294, teachers 131,905 while Security officers 71,604. 

    As of April 26, 2021, a total of 1,099,000 doses had been distributed to the regional depots countrywide leaving a balance of 21,000 doses at the Kitengela Central Vaccines stores.

    This comes as Kagwe announced that the government has suspended flights to and from India for 14 days following a spike in Covid-19 infections in the country.

    He urged Kenyans seeking treatment in India to seek other alternatives following the surge in Covid-19 numbers in recent weeks.

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