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22 die, 511 test positive for Covid-19 in the last 24 hours

HEALTH & SCIENCEBy ROBERT ABONG'O | Tue,Apr 27 2021 17:40:54 EAT
By ROBERT ABONG'O | Tue,Apr 27 2021 17:40:54 EAT

 Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe during a briefing on COVID-19 [Wilberforce Okwiri, Standard]

Some 511 people in Kenya have tested positive for Covid-19 from a sample size of 4,020 tested in the last 24 hours.

The country’s positivity rate is now at 12.7 per cent.

From the positive cases, 477 are Kenyans while 34 are foreigners, with 280 males and 231 females.

The youngest positive case is a five-day-old infant while the oldest is a 95-year-old individual.

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This pushes the total positive cases recorded to 157,492, with the cumulative tests conducted so far at 1,651,008.

COVID-19 UPDATE 511 people tested positive for Covid-19 disease from a sample size of 4,020 tested in the last 24 hrs bringing the total number of confirmed cases in the country to 157,492. The country’s positivity rate is & 12.7%. Cumulative tests so far conducted are 1,651,008 — Ministry of Health (@MOH_Kenya) April 27, 2021

Nairobi County still leads with the number of positive cases (107), followed by Mombasa (63), Kericho (36), Kisii (34) and Nakuru (29).

A total of 467 patients have recovered from the disease in the last 24 hours, 385 from Home Based Care and Isolation while 82 are from health facilities across the country.

Total recoveries are now 107,303, with 78,207 from Home Based Care and Isolation and 29,096 from health facilities.

On a sad note, 22 deaths have been reported in the last 24 hours –18 on diverse dates within the last one month and 4 being late reports from facility record audits having occurred within the past month.

Total cumulative fatalities now stand at 2,665.

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1,365 patients are currently admitted to health facilities across the country while 6,926 are on Home Based and Isolation care. Another 192 patients are in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), 35 of whom are on ventilator support and 127 on supplemental oxygen. 30 more are still on observation.

Another 184 patients are separately on supplemental oxygen, with 169 in the General wards and 15 in the High Dependency Units (HDU).

As of April 27, a total of 840,075people have been vaccinated.

Nairobi leads with the highest number of vaccinated persons (258,930) followed by Nakuru (55,375), Kiambu (45,345), Uasin Gishu (40,258) and Nyeri (32,294).

Counties with the lowest number of vaccinated persons as of today include Wajir (2,016), Garissa (2,012), Isiolo (1,438) Tana River (732), Lamu (609) and Marsabit (574).


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