179 in ICU as Covid Claims 18 More

  • Health CS Mutahi Kagwe addressing the Nation about Corona Virus outside Afya House on March 17, 2020.
    Health CS Mutahi Kagwe addressing the Nation about Corona Virus outside Afya House on March 17, 2020.
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  • 137 people have tested positive for Covid-19, from a sample size of 1,641 tested in the last 24 hours.

    According to a statement released by Health CS Mutahi Kagwe on Monday, April 3 Kenya's positivity rate was at
    8.3%
    .

    From the cases, 129 are Kenyans while 8 are foreigners. 80 are males and 57 are females.

    AN ICU bed at a health facility in Kenya.
    An ICU bed at a health facility in Kenya.
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    The youngest is a 14-year-old-child while the oldest is 97 years.

    The distribution of positive cases by age is as follows ; 0-9 years (2), 10-19 years (6), 20-29 years (16), 30-39 years (39), 40-49 years (24), 50-59 years (21), 60 and above (29).

    The total confirmed positive cases are now 160,559 and cumulative tests so far conducted are 1,681,420.

    Sadly, 18 deaths have been reported in the last 24 hours, 9 having occurred on diverse dates within the last one month while 9 are late death reports from facility record audits.

    "This now pushes cumulative fatalities to 2,781. Our sincere condolences to families and friends of those who have lost their loved ones," CS Kagwe's statement read.

    A total of 1,265 patients are currently admitted to various health facilities countrywide, while 6,614 patients are on Home Based Isolation and Care.

    179 patients are in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), 29 of whom are on ventilatory support and 110 on supplemental oxygen.

    40 patients are on observation, another 127 patients are separately on supplemental oxygen with
    119 of them in general wards and 8 in High Dependency Units (HDU).

    CS Kagwe also stated that as of May 3, a total of 887,034 people have been vaccinated against the Covid-19 countrywide.

    Of these 516,616 are aged 58 years and above together with the others categories recording; Health workers 158,168, Teachers 137,701, while security officers are 74,554.

    President Uhuru Kenyatta receiving Covid-19 vaccine on March 26, 2021 at State House, Nairobi.
    President Uhuru Kenyatta receiving the AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine on March 26, 2021 at State House, Nairobi.
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