COVID UPDATES

10 deaths reported as 324 tests positive for Covid-19 in last 24 hours

1,084 patients are admitted to various health facilities, 121 being in ICU.

In Summary

• The country's positivity rate is now at 7.4 per cent.

• Eighty-five patients have recovered from the disease, 53 from the Home-Based and Isolation Care while 32 are from the various health facilities countrywide.

Health CS Mutahi Kagwe during the daily Covid-19 briefing at Afya House on May 21, 2020.
Health CS Mutahi Kagwe during the daily Covid-19 briefing at Afya House on May 21, 2020.
Image: MERCY MUMO

The government has reported 324 new cases of coronavirus in the last 24 hours, bringing the cumulative cases in the country to 168,432.

Health CS Mutahi Kagwe said on Sunday through a statement on the update of the virus that the new cases were picked from a sample size of 4,392.

The positivity rate is now at 7.4 per cent.

From the new cases, 298 are Kenyans while 26 are foreigners and 223 are males and 101 are females from the cases.

The cumulative test that has been conducted in the country is 1,781,426.

The youngest patient is a one-year-old baby and the oldest is 91.

The CS said that ten more deaths related to the virus were confirmed in the last 24 hours, two having occurred in the last 24 hours while eight are late deaths reported after conducting facility record audits.

This pushes the cumulative fatalities in the country to 3,059.

Also, 85 patients have recovered from the disease, 53 from the Home-Based and Isolation Care while 32 are from the various health facilities countrywide.

Total recoveries now stand at 114,537,

A total of 1,084 patients are currently admitted to various health facilities while 4,751 are under the Home-Based Isolation and Care Program.

Kagwe said that 121 patients are in the Intensive Care Unit, 25 of whom are on ventilatory support and 68 on supplemental oxygen. 28 patients are also on observation.

Another 86 patients are separately on supplemental oxygen with 79 of them in general wards and 7 in High Dependency Units.

In terms of distribution of today’s cases, Kiambu leads with 84, Nairobi 68, Homa Bay 28, Mombasa 27, Kisii 19, Nyeri 17, and Kilifi 13 cases.

Isiolo 7, Meru 7, Kisumu and Uasin Gishu 6 cases each, Kitui, Laikipia, Migori and Murang’a 4 cases each, Narok and Nakuru 3 cases each, Machakos, Trans Nzoia, Turkana and Nandi 2 cases each, while Baringo, Bomet, Bungoma, Busia, Elgeyo Marakwet, Embu, Kajiado, Kakamega, Nyandarua, Siaya, Taita Taveta and Tharaka Nithi had single cases each.

A total of 953,954 people have been vaccinated against the virus by Sunday, out of which 289,766 are aged 58 years and above.