21 Deaths as Positivity Rate Doubles

  • 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 has recorded 356 new Covid-19 cases from 4,424 tests conducted over the past 24 hours. The positivity rate now stands at 8.0 percent. 

    In a statement released on Tuesday, May 11, Health CS Mutahi Kagwe announced that the country's cumulative numbers had risen to 163, 976.

    From the cases, 329 are Kenyans while 27 are foreigners. 200 are males and 156 are females. The youngest is a two-year-old child while the oldest is 93 years.

    Health CS Mutahi Kagwe receiving the first batch of Covid-19 vaccine on Tuesday, March 2, 2021.
    Health CS Mutahi Kagwe receiving the first batch of Covid-19 vaccine on Tuesday, March 2, 2021.
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    129 individuals recovered from Covid-19 over the past 24 hours. 65 from various health facilities countrywide while 64 from Home Based and Isolation Care.

    Total recoveries now stand at 113,057 of whom 82, 203 are from Home Based Care and Isolation while 30,854 are from various health facilities.

    Unfortunately, 21 deaths have been reported, three occurred in the last 24 hours, 16 on diverse dates within the last one month and 2 are late deaths, reported after conducting facility record audits.

    The total number of deaths now stands at 2,928.

    So far, 921,546 individuals have been vaccinated against the virus. 

    Of these 281,704 are aged 58 years and above, Health workers, 161,271, Teachers 144,434, Security Officers 77,772 while 256,365 are in the Other category.

    The distribution of positive cases by age is as follows; 0-9 years (10), 10-19 years (19), 20-29 years (51), 30-39 years (80), 40-49 years (84), 50-59 years (45), 60 and above (67).

    In terms of County distribution; Nairobi 95, Kisumu 51, Mombasa 46, Kisil 18, Kericho and Nyamira 15 cases each, Kitui 13, Kiambu, Homa Bay and Kilifi 11 cases each, Kakamega 7, Trans Nozia, Uasin Gishu and Siaya 6 cases each, Nakuru 5, Bungoma and Tharaka Nithi 4 cases each.

    Nandi and Laikipia 3 cases each, Elgeyo Marakwet, Kwale, Machakos, Meru, Murang’a, Wajir, Nyandarua, Nyeri, Taita Taveta and Turkana 2 cases each, Vihiga, Baringo, Embu, Garissa, Migori and Makueni 1 case each.

    Health CS Mutahi Kagwe (centre) receiving the first batch of Covid-19 vaccine on Tuesday, March 2, 2021.
    Health CS Mutahi Kagwe (centre) receiving the first batch of Covid-19 vaccine on Tuesday, March 2, 2021.
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