12 Die of Covid-19 as Positivity Rate Drops to 7.4%

  • Health CS Mutahi Kagwe addressing the media on October 2020.
    Health CS Mutahi Kagwe addressing the media on October 2020.
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  • Kenya's Covid-19 positivity rate has dropped its rate 5 percentage points in the past 24 hours. Today it stands at 7.4% from yesterday's 12.4%.

    In a statement released on Sunday, May 9, Health CS Mutahi Kagwe noted that 316 individuals tested positive for Covid-19 from a sample size of 4,251 tested in the last 24 hours.

    From the cases, 308 are Kenyans while 8 are foreigners. 204 are males and 112 are females. The youngest is a four-month-old infant while the oldest is 89 years.

    Total confirmed positive cases are now 163,554 and cumulative tests so far conducted are 1,719,289.

    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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    Sadly, 12 deaths have been reported in the last 24 hours. One occurred in the last 24 hours and 11 on diverse dates within the last one month.

    This now pushes the cumulative fatalities to 2,895.

    Today 62 patients have recovered from the disease, 39 from various health facilities countrywide, while 23 are from home-based and isolation care.

    Total recoveries now stand at 111,191 of whom 80,558 are from Home Based Care and Isolation while 30,633 are from various health facilities.

    A total of 1,099 patients are currently admitted in various health facilities countrywide, while 6,290 patients are on Home Based Isolation and Care.

    133 patients are in the Intensive Care Unit(ICU), 27 of whom are on ventilatory support and 81 on supplemental oxygen. 25 patients are on observation.

    Another 102 patients are separately on supplemental oxygen with 96 of them in general wards and 6 in High Dependency Units
    (HDU).

    Vaccination

    A total of 916,800 persons have so far been vaccinated against the Covid-19 disease countrywide. Of these 534,836 are aged 58 years and above alongside others, Health workers, 160,933, Teachers 143,650, while Security Officers are 77,381.

    A medicine vial labelled coronavirus vaccine.
    A medicine vial labelled coronavirus vaccine.
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