COVID-19 UPDATE

21 more deaths as Kenya records 194 new virus cases

205 patients in ICU.

In Summary

•The country's fatalities have risen to 2,643 after another 21 patients succumbed to the disease on diverse dates.

•Kagwe said that there are 1,417 patients currently admitted in various hospitals across the country. Another, 6,959 patients are on the home-based care programme.

CS Health Mutahi Kagwe during a press briefing at Afya House on Monday, 29 March.Image: WILFRED NYANGARESI
CS Health Mutahi Kagwe during a press briefing at Afya House on Monday, 29 March.Image: WILFRED NYANGARESI

Kenya on Monday recorded 194 new cases of Covid-19, bringing the country's case load to 156,981, Health CS Mutahi Kagwe has said.

The CS in a statement confirmed that this was from a sample size of 1,779 recording a positivity rate of 10.9 per cent.

The cumulative tests stand at 1,646,988.

The country's fatalities have risen to 2,643 after another 21 patients succumbed to the disease on diverse dates.

Kagwe said that there are 1,417 patients currently admitted in various hospitals across the country. Another, 6,959 patients are on the home-based care programme.

A total of 205 patients are in ICU, out of which 42 are on ventilatory support.

Also, 176 patients are separately on supplementary oxygen, out of which 163 are in general wards and 13 in the HDU.

In terms of county distribution, Nairobi recorded 115 cases, Kiambu 12, Uasin Gishu 11, Kajiado 9, Embu 8, Kitui 8, Kericho 7, Machakos 6, Trans Nzoia 3, Nakuru 3, Nandi 2, Homa Bay 2, Kilifi 2, Kisii 1, Muranga 1, Narok 1, West Pokot 1, Kakamega 1 and Bomet 1.

Meanwhile, 248 patients have recovered from the disease out of which 218 were from the home-based care programme while 30 were discharged from various health facilities.

Kenya's recoveries now stand at 106,836.

The CS said 826,617 people have been vaccinated countrywide. 

Nairobi leads in terms of counties with the highest number of vaccinated persons at 256,282 followed by Nakuru with 54,022, Kiambu 44,876, Uasin Gishu 40,040 and Nyeri with 31,251.

"As of April 25, 2021, a total of 1,080,000 doses had been distributed to the regional depots across the country leaving a balance of 40,000 doses at the Kitengela Central Vaccines stores," Kagwe said.