Jun 13, 2021

Mawazo Writing Africa

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Covid-19: Kenya records drop in positivity rate

The Ministry of Health said the total number of confirmed positive cases is now 174,285, while the cumulative tests performed are 1,852,612.

Of the new cases, 567 are Kenyans while 57 are foreigners 405 are male while 219 are female. The youngest is a two-month-old baby while the oldest is 94 years old.

At the same time, the secretary of the cabinet of health, Mutahi Kagwe, said the recoveries from Covid-19 had increased by 313 to 119,246. He said 258 are from home and isolated care while 55 are from various healthcare facilities across the country.

The total number of those released from home care and isolation is 86,596. The number of people from various healthcare facilities is 32,650.

The CS also announced that 17 deaths had been reported in the past 24 hours, all of which were late deaths that occurred after audits of the Records of facilities in May and June were reported. The total death toll is now 3,362.

The 624 cases are distributed across the country as follows: Nairobi 152, Kisumu 70, Busia 58, Mombasa 47, Uasin Gishu 38, Kisii 33, Bungoma 31, Homa Bay 25, Kakamega 19, Siaya 18, Nakuru 15, Kiambu 15, Bomet 15, Migori 13, Vihiga 12, Kericho 8, Nyamira 7, Kilifi 7, Trans Nzoia 7, Tharaka Nithi 6, Kirinyaga 4, Nandi 3, Machakos 3, Murang ‘a 2, Narok 2, Nyeri 2, Kajiado 2, Kitui 1, Kwale 1, Laikipia 1, Baringo 1, Elgeyo Marakwet 1, Marsabit 1, Meru 1, Embu1, Garissa 1 and Isiolo 1.

Mr. Kagwe also noted that there are currently 991 patients admitted to various healthcare facilities across the country while 4,940 patients are in isolation and care at home.

There are currently 111 patients in the intensive care unit (ICU), 31 out of those received ventilatory support and 66 received supplemental oxygen. Fourteen patients are under observation.

“Another 106 patients are being supplied with additional oxygen separately, 101 of them in general wards and five in highly dependent departments,” said Mr. Kagwe.