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1,560 recoveries as Kenya records 629 new Covid-19 cases

BY JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,20TH APRIL,2021-From a sample size of 5,832 tested in the last 24 hours, Kenya has recorded 629 new Covid-19 cases, with the positivity rate standing at 10.8%.

Of the cases, 612 are Kenyans while 17 are foreigners, with 358 being males and 271 being females.

Age wise, the youngest is a one-year-old child while the oldest is 92 years old.

This now brings the total number of positive cases to 152,523, and the cumulative tests so far conducted are 1,611,679.

In terms of recovery, 1,560 patients have recovered from the disease, with 1,358 from the home based and isolation care while 202 are from various health facilities.

The total number of recoveries in the country stands at 103,838, with 75,650 from home based and isolation care while 28,188 are from various health facilities.

However, the country has lost 18 patients to the disease, bringing the total number of fatalities to 2,519.

Two deaths occurred in the last 24 hours, eight on diverse dates within the last one month, while eight are late deaths conducted from facility record audits..

A total of 1,527 patients are currently admitted in various health facilities countrywide, while 6,751 patients are on home based isolation and care.

251 patients are in ICU, 54 of whom are on ventilatory support and 155 on supplemental oxygen. 42 patients are on observation.

Another 192 patients are separately on supplementary oxygen with 177 of them in general wards and 15 in High Dependency Unit.

A total of 4,698 health workers have so far contracted the virus, out of which 2,562 are females and 2,136 are males. The fatality for health care workers stands at 38

As of Tuesday, 721,509 people have been vaccinated countrywide. Of this, 409,711 are aged 58 years and above, 143,050 are health workers, 109,593 are teachers while 59,155 are security officers.

In terms of distribution of positive cases per county , Nairobi leads with 201, Garissa 25, Nakuru 37,Machakos 31, Uasin Gishu 30, Kilifi 22, Meru, Kitui Kisumu and Nyamira have 17 cases each, Turkana 15, Mombasa 15, Siaya 13, Kirinyaga 10.

Nandi, Isiolo and Kajiado have nine cases each, Bomet and Homa bay eight, Nyandarua and Taita Taveta seven, Kakamega five, Nyeri and Laikipia four, Makueni and Narok with three cases, Murang’a two, while West Pokot, Elgeyo Marakwet, Kisii, Kwale and Migori have one case each

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