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18 die, 137 test positive for Covid-19 in the last 24 hours

HEALTH & SCIENCEBy ROBERT ABONG'O | Mon,May 03 2021 15:46:48 EAT
By ROBERT ABONG'O | Mon,May 03 2021 15:46:48 EAT

 Health CS Mutahi Kagwe [Photo: Wilberforce Okwiri, Standard]

Kenya has recorded 137 new Covid-19 cases in the past 24 hours, raising the country's caseload to 160,559.

In a statement on Monday, the health ministry said that the new infections were discovered in 1,641 tested samples.

Following the latest release, Kenya’s positivity remains at 8.3 per cent.

The country has thus far tested 1.68 million Kenyans for Covid-19.

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Out of the 137 new patients, 80 are male, whereas 57 are female, with the youngest carrier a 14-year-old child and the oldest aged 90.

Of the new cases, 8 are foreigners, while the rest were Kenyans.

Kenya recorded 216 new recoveries, pushing the number of healed patients to 109,077.

46 of the recovered persons have been admitted to various hospitals, while 170 are under home-based care.

So far, recoveries recorded among patients in the home-based arrangement are 79,443 whereas those who had to undergo hospital treatment are 29,634.

In terms of County distribution; Nairobi 70, Uasin Gishu 22, Kericho 9, Mombasa 8, Kiambu 7, Machakos 4, Kirinyaga, Murang’a, Narok and Nyeri 2 cases each, Taita Taveta, Bungoma, West Pokot, Kajiado, Kitui, Kwale, Makueni, Nakuru and Nyandarua 1 case each. — Ministry of Health (@MOH_Kenya) May 3, 2021

Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe said Kenya’s Covid-19 toll reached 2,781 on Saturday after 18 were confirmed dead in the last 24 hours.

A total of 1,265 patients are currently admitted to various health facilities countrywide, while 6,614 patients are on Home Based Isolation and Care. 

One hundred and seventy-nine (179) patients are in the ICU, 29 of whom are on ventilatory support and 110 on supplemental oxygen. 40 patients are on observation.

Another 127 patients are separately on supplemental oxygen with 119 of them in general wards and 8 in the High Dependency Unit (HDU).


Kenya has as of today, vaccinated 887,034 against the Covid-19 disease countrywide.

Of these 516,616 are aged 58 years and above together with others, Health workers are 158,168, Teachers 137,701 while security officers 74,554.

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