Kenya's Covid positivity rate at 6% after 267 new cases

In Summary

• Of the positive cases, 253 are Kenyans while 14 are foreigners, with 237 being males and 155 being females.

• 117 patients are in ICU, 23 of whom are on ventilatory support and 73 on supplemental oxygen. 21 patients are on observation.

CS Health Mutahi Kagwe during the daily press briefing on coronavirus pandemic update at Afya house on May 21,2020
CS Health Mutahi Kagwe during the daily press briefing on coronavirus pandemic update at Afya house on May 21,2020
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From a sample size of 4,436 tested in the last 24 hours, Kenya has recorded 267 new Covid-19 cases with a positivity rate of 6.0%.

Of the cases, 253 are Kenyans while 14 are foreigners, with 237 being males and 155 being females.

Age wise, the youngest is a seven-month-old infant while the oldest is 82 years old.

This now brings the total number of positive cases to 165,379, and the cumulative tests so far conducted are 1,741,604.

In terms of recovery, 57 patients have recovered from the disease, with 34 from the home based and isolation care while 23 are from various health facilities.

The total number of recoveries in the country stands at 113,489 with 82,484 from home based and isolation care while 31,005 are from various health facilities.

On a sad note, the country has lost 25 patients to the disease in the last 24 hours, bringing the total number of fatalities to 3,001.

Eight deaths occurred on diverse dates within the last one month, while 17 are deaths reported after conducting facility record audits.

A total of 1,030 patients are currently admitted in various health facilities countrywide, while 4,813 patients are on home based isolation and care.

117 patients are in ICU, 23 of whom are on ventilatory support and 73 on supplemental oxygen. 21 patients are on observation.

Another 84 patients are separately on supplementary oxygen with 79 of them in general wards and five are in High Dependency Unit.

As of Saturday, a total of 933,826 people have so far been vaccinated countrywide.

In terms of distribution of positive cases per county, Nairobi leads with 67, Meru 42, Busia 18, Uasin Gishu and Kilifi with 15 cases each, Kiambu, Nandi and Nyeri with 12 each and Nakuru cases.

Kericho has eight cases, Mombasa seven, Trans Nzoia six, Kajiado five, Embu four, Kisii, Kisumu, Migori, Siaya and Kitui have three cases each, while Makueni, Baringo, Homa Bay and Taita Taveta have two cases each.

Counties with one case each are Tharaka Nithi, Vihiga, West Pokot, Bungoma, Elgeyo Marakwet, Marsabit, Laikipia, Nyamira, Kakamega and Garissa.